LanguageSilent (English intertitles) Release dateMarch 7, 1920 (1920-03-07) Based onHis House in Order
by Arthur Wing Pinero WriterHugh Ford (scenario), Arthur Wing Pinero (play)
His House in Order is a 1920 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Hugh Ford and starred Elsie Ferguson. It is based on a 1906 Broadway play by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero which starred John Drew and Margaret Illington. The story was filmed again in the United Kingdom in 1928 and also titled House in Order.
As described in a film magazine, young impulsive Englishwoman Nina Graham (Ferguson), left penniless by the death of her father, takes a position as governess in the home of Filmer Jesson (Herbert), M.P. Filmer's wife Annabelle (Steele) is killed in an accident, and Nina learns that Annabelle had been carrying on an affair with an army officer. Later Nina and Filmer marry, but she is harassed by his constant references to his departed wife. His discovery that Annabelle was not the paragon he thought she was unnerves him and he seeks solace in the love of Nina.
Elsie Ferguson as Nina Graham
Holmes Herbert as Filmer Jesson
Vernon Steele as Hillary Jesson
Margaret Linden as Annabelle Jesson
Marie Burke as Geraldine Ridgley
Lawrence Johnson as Derek Jesson
William P. Carleton as undetermined role
Forrest Robinson as undetermined
Jane Jennings as undetermined
Lewis Sealy as undetermined
Regis Collins as undetermined
Inez Borrero as undetermined
Both the 1920 American and the 1928 British film are now considered to be lost films.