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My Official Wife


Though complete prints of Vitagraph's My Official Wife have long been unavailable, the film has taken on near-legendary status since its 1916 release -- and all because of a misconception. Written by Richard Savage, this 5-reel romantic melodrama is set in Czarist Russia. Anxious to escape the authorities, revolutionary leader Helen Marie () persuades young aristocrat Sasha (Earle Williams) to smuggle her out of the country in his family's yacht. The vessel is blown out of the seas by the Russian secret...more