Our Mrs. McChesney

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Our Mrs. McChesney
Our Mrs. McChesney (1918) - 1.jpg
Directed by Ralph Ince
Produced by Maxwell Karger
Written by Luther Reed (scenario)
Based on Our Mrs. McChesney
by Edna Ferber and George Hobart
Starring Ethel Barrymore
Cinematography William J. Black
Distributed by Metro Pictures
Release date
  • August 18, 1918 (1918-08-18)
Running time
50 minutes; 5 reels
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Our Mrs. McChesney is a lost[1] 1918 American silent comedy drama film produced and distributed by Metro Pictures, directed by Ralph Ince, and based on the 1915 play by Edna Ferber and George Hobart which starred Ethel Barrymore.[2]

Barrymore reprised her role from the popular play, as did her fellow cast members Huntley Gordon and William H. St. James. Wilfred Lytell was a brother of Bert Lytell and Lucille Lee Stewart was a sister of Anita Stewart.[3] Ince was married to Lucille Lee Stewart.


As described in a film magazine,[4] Emma McChesney (Barrymore), saleswoman for T. A. Buck & Co., plans to give up the "road" and settle down with her boy Jack (Lytell). She discovers that Jack has married a chorus girl while at college and also raised a check that she had sent him. Determined to make a man of him, she secures a position for him at T. A. Buck & Co. and sends the daughter-in-law to a boarding school. She designs a new skirt for the company that finds favor at a fashion show when modeled by Jack's wife, and saves the company from bankruptcy.


  • Ethel Barrymore as Emma McChesney
  • Huntley Gordon as T. A. Buck Jr.
  • Wilfred Lytell as Jack McChesney
  • Lucille Lee Stewart as Vera Sherwood
  • John Daly Murphy as Abel Fromkin
  • Walter Percival as 'Beauty' Blair
  • William H. St. James as 'Fat' Ed Myers
  • Ricca Allen as Hattie Stitch
  • George S. Trimble as Joe Greenbaum
  • Sammy Cooper as Izzy Greenbaum
  • Fred Walters as Sam Harrison

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Our Mrs. McChesney". silentera.com.
  2. ^ Our Mrs. McChesney at the Internet Broadway Database
  3. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20, The American Film Institute, c. 1988
  4. ^ "Reviews: Our Mrs. McChesney". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (14): 26. September 28, 1918.

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