The opening scene of this droll comedy reveals the interior of a home which can be termed anything but happy, as the wife, who is a strenuous exponent of woman's rights, holds the upper ... See full summary
The Hypnotic Wife (1909) Online
The opening scene of this droll comedy reveals the interior of a home which can be termed anything but happy, as the wife, who is a strenuous exponent of woman's rights, holds the upper hand and leads her poor henpecked husband a lively chase in his pursuit of domestic happiness. The fuming wife is forever nagging and quarreling with her husband, and things reach such a serious state in the place that the husband sends a letter to his father asking the latter to come to his assistance, as his wife is beating him. The old man puts in his appearance, and after upbraiding the young woman in no mild fashion, he informs her that he has come to stay and protect his son from her wrath. The woman is not at a loss for words and looks to demonstrate to the old fellow the utter contempt which she holds for himself and son, and after a lively scene she leaves the place. Going to a hypnotist she gets a few pointers on the psychic influence, and feeling that she now has a safe weapon to protect ...
Original French title is undetermined.
Released in the US as a split reel along with The Professor's Dilemma (1909).