Marion Craig Wentworth


Marion Craig Wentworth born St. Paul, MN January 25, 1872 (d. 1942). Playwright and speaker. Wrote popular antiwar vaudeville play “War Brides”, revealing war’s suffering at home, 1915; made into silent film, 1916.


What. . . to breed a soldier for the empire, to restock the land? And for what? For food for the next generation’s cannon? Oh, it is an insult to our womanhood! You violate all that makes marriage sacred!” (“War Brides”, 1915, p. 32)