Be My Wife (1921 film)

Be My Wife
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Directed by Max Linder
Written by Max Linder
Produced by Max Linder
Starring Max Linder
Cinematography Charles Van Enger
Distributed by Goldwyn Pictures
Release date
  • April 2, 1921 (1921-04-02)
Running time
57 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Be My Wife is a 1921 American silent comedy film written, directed, and starring Max Linder.


As described in a film magazine,[2] Max (Linder) is seeking the hand of Mary (Allen), but he has a rival and her Aunt Agatha (Rankin) objects to him. He disguises himself as a music teacher, but a dog "Pal" discovers him. Max falls over a fence and becomes unconscious. He dreams that he is married but cannot shake the aunt. There is a wife who suspects her husband of flirting and retaliates by picking a few lovers herself. Just as the marital difficulties are settled, Max wakes up. He then attempts to win over his sweetheart by impersonating a burglar in a terrific struggle with himself in an adjoining room while Mary, his rival, and Aunt Agatha listen to the fight. He steps forth "victorious and wins her hand, and the crabby aunt accepts him as her nephew-in-law.



  1. ^ "Unboxing The Silents: The Max Linder Collection," Movies Silently
  2. ^ "Reviews: Be My Wife". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (7): 65. February 11, 1922.

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