The Make-Believe Wife

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The Make-Believe Wife
The Make-Believe Wife (1918) - 1.jpg
Still with David Powell and Billie Burke
Directed by John S. Robertson
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written by Edward Childs Carpenter (screen story)
Adrian Gil-Spear (scenario)
Starring Billie Burke
Cinematography William Marshall
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
November 17, 1918
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Make-Believe Wife is a lost[1] 1918 American silent comedy film starring Billie Burke and directed by John S. Robertson. Based on an original story for the screen, it was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures.[2][3]



Like many American films of the time, The Make-Believe Wife was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors required a cut, in Reel 4, of five the intertitles "Marian?", "Ethel?", "Daisy?", "Louise, Mabel, Irene," etc., and "Oh, Geraldine", scene of man looking at picture and at woman's underwear and nodding head, and the two intertitles "I give you my word that I don't know who is in that room" and "I thought my past was dead".[4]


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