If there was one constant in the films of Cecil B. DeMille, it was Julia Faye. From her role as Geraldine Farrar’s handmaiden in DeMille’s Aztec romance, The Woman God Forgot (1917) to her part as the second female lead in The Volga Boatman (1926) to her bit role in The Ten Commandments (1956), Faye can be spotted in most of his films. Fun fact: Faye was the very first Velma! She played the role in the 1927 version of Chicago.
In this case, Faye is hellbent on stealing Gloria Swanson’s husband away. She succeeds, too. Of course, Gloria’s ex is also hellbent on stealing Gloria away from her new husband so I guess it all balances out.
This is from Don’t Change Your Husband, one of many marital comedies that DeMille made in the late ‘teens through the twenties. It’s not quite as fun as Why Change Your Wife but there is still much to recommend it.
Availability: Released on DVD as a double feature with the excellent DeMille crime drama The Golden Chance.