Everywoman's Husband

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Everywoman's Husband
Directed by Gilbert P. Hamilton
Written by Charles Logue
Story by John Clymer
Charles J. Wilson, Jr.
Starring Gloria Swanson
Cinematography Tom Buckingham
Distributed by Triangle Film Corporation
Release date
  • July 17, 1918 (1918-07-17)
Running time
5 reels (approximately 50 minutes)
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Everywoman's Husband is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Gilbert P. Hamilton and starring Gloria Swanson.[1] [2]

A print of the film is preserved at the UCLA Film and Television Archive.[3]


As described in a film magazine,[4] when the will of Jonathan Rhodes (Pearce) was read, a third of the estate was left to a woman unknown to his family. This revelation had no effect on Mrs. Rhodes (Langdon), whose iron rule in the home had been his means of seeking other company. She insisted upon regulating the affairs of her married daughter's life with the result that Frank Emerson (King), the young husband, soon became involved in an affair with Delia Marshall (West), a designer. Edith Emerson (Swanson) then began a battle to win her husband that was finally successful, but not before she asserted herself and lets her mother know that her presence in the household was no longer welcome.



Like many American films of the time, Everywoman's Husband was subject to restrictions and cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors cut, in Reel 3, the two intertitles "For years my residence has been merely my address and not my home" and "I had his love", closeup of nude statue, love scenes in Marshall's apartment, and, in Reel 4, the two intertitles "I think you are mistaken. I am his wife and you are merely his ——" and "I have made him comfortable and happy".[5]


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Everywoman's Husband". silentera.com. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  2. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Everywoman's Husband
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Everywoman's Husband
  4. ^ "Reviews: Everywoman's Husband". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (5): 33. July 27, 1918. 
  5. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 7 (6): 41. August 3, 1918. 

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