Fun Size Review: A House Divided (1913)

Alice Guy’s matrimonial comedy focuses on the hot topic of its day: trial separation. A husband and wife agree to continue cohabiting but they draw up a strict set of rules– that go right out the window when they detect a burglar in the basement.

This is a cute little picture that doesn’t go to deep but is still a kick to watch and provides some insight into the matrimonial views of the film’s makers and audience. It’s short and cute, check it out.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

The “burglar” is actually their maid but they decide to stay together anyway.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Peach Cobbler for Two. Homespun and quite romantic in the end.

Availability: Released on DVD as part of the out of print Origins of Film box set but recently included in Kino’s Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers box set (Bluray only).

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