We Can't Have Everything (1918)

A married couple, each in love with another, attempts to unentangle themselves from their marriage in order to be with the one each truly loves. But the more they untangle one knot, the faster more confusing knots appear.

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Cecil B. DeMille
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Complete credited cast:
Kathlyn Williams ... Charity Coe Cheever
Elliott Dexter ... Jim Dyckman
Wanda Hawley ... Kedzie Thropp
Sylvia Breamer Sylvia Breamer ... Zada L'Etoile
Thurston Hall ... Peter Cheever
Raymond Hatton ... Marquis Of Strathdene
Tully Marshall ... The Director
Theodore Roberts ... The Sultan
James Neill ... Detective
Ernest Joy Ernest Joy ... Heavy
William Elmer ... Props
Charles Ogle ... Kedzie's Father
Sylvia Ashton Sylvia Ashton ... Kedzie's Mother
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Storyline

Socialite Charity Cheever, though neglected by her unfaithful husband, tells her would-be lover Dyckman to find another which he does. When she is finally divorced, Dyckman is already married. But the new Mrs. Dyckman is already in love with a Marquis so an opening appears. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A Story of People who had everything except the one they wanted most. (Print Ad- Philadelphia Inquirer, ((Philadelphia, Penna.)) 14 August 1918) See more »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

7 July 1918 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Allt vad man kan önska sig See more »

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1.33 : 1
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A real-life fire at the Lasky Studio was filmed and incorporated into the plot. See more »

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Referenced in Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic (2004) See more »

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Cecil B. DeMille and Ethnicity
3 December 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

The socio-economic issue of ethnicity still pops up in DeMille's films. In this one, he had Chinese servants serving tea in a caricature fashion. The set and costume designs have a Japanese strain to it, highlighting the fact that DeMille is obsessed with race, class and ethnicity.


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