Margaret Wycherly

“The plot is based upon an altercation between husband and wife, during which the man while in an intoxicated condition commits a furious assault upon his better half, who in self-defense stabs him.” The death is discovered by a maid. Various characters are are examined by the police. A confession is forced out of the wife when the threaten to blame her cripped daughter for the death.
Miss Wycherly has difficulty changing her voice to play muliple characters and the daughter and grandmother are similar in voice and appearance. Only the wife fitted her character. Arthuer Jeffords was careless in his portrayal of a drunk and Ralph Lewis and John Harvey were both good as the detective and Irish policeman.
"In Self-Defence"
Received three curtain calls.
Variety, 3:2 (14/4/1906)