A Wife Wanted (1913)

Hale, a western rancher, advertises for a wife. Ruben, married to a shrew, becomes tired of being henpecked and goes west, where he secures a job as a cowboy. Dot Raymond, a pretty young ... See full summary »

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Mack Sennett

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Cast

Cast overview:
Fred Mace ... Wild Steve Hale
Ford Sterling ... Ruben
Dot Farley ... Dot - Mail Order Bride
Chester M. Franklin Chester M. Franklin ... Cowboy (as Chester Franklin)
Jewel Carmen ... Girl (as Evelyn Quick)
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Hale, a western rancher, advertises for a wife. Ruben, married to a shrew, becomes tired of being henpecked and goes west, where he secures a job as a cowboy. Dot Raymond, a pretty young girl, sees the ad, and decides to apply in person. Mrs. Ruben starts on the trail of her husband. When Dot arrives at the railroad station she is met by Ruben, who monopolizes her. At the ranch Hale tries to butt in and tell the girl Ruben is not the man she wants to see, but Ruben, invigorated by his free life, makes bold to attack Hale and drive him away. Hale gets the cowboys to help him, but Ruben pulls his gun and puts the whole crowd to rout. He feels so tough that he bites pieces out of his gun and eats them. Dot is filled with admiration for Ruben. Mrs. Ruben appears at the ranch and inquires for her husband, describing him. Hale leads her to Ruben and Dot, and in the presence of his wife the erstwhile beau and bully collapses and is led away by the ear. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1913 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Rube and the Baron (1913). See more »

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