The Neglected Wife

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The Neglected Wife
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Film poster
Directed by William Bertram
Written by Joseph Dunn
Mabel Herbert Hurne
Will M. Ritchey
Starring Ruth Roland
Roland Bottomley
Release date
  • May 13, 1917 (1917-05-13)
Running time
15 episodes
Country United States
Language Silent

The Neglected Wife is a 1917 American drama film serial directed by William Bertram.[1]



Like many American films of the time, The Neglected Wife was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors required these cuts in these three episodes: Episode 11, throwing brick down on man, stealing key from rack, stealing letters, and throwing man into burning house; Episode 12, the intertitle "Or I will have you ejected by complaining that you are what you are -"; and Episode 13, thugs shooting from boat, two holdup scenes, attack on girl and gagging, shooting from window, and the intertitles "We must get the girl - to go back to him", "You have ruined Margaret Warner and the Veiled Woman", and "You will return to Kennedy or -".[2]

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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Neglected Wife". Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 5 (14): 33. September 29, 1917. 

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