The Battle of the Sexes (1928 film)


The Battle of the Sexes 1928 is a film directed by D W Griffith, starring Jean Hersholt, Phyllis Haver, Belle Bennett, Don Alvarado and Sally O'Neil, and released by United Artists The film was a remake by Griffith of an earlier film he directed in 1914, which starred Lillian Gish Both films are based on the short story "The Single Standard" by Daniel Carson Goodman; the story was adapted for this production by Gerrit J Lloyd

The film was released as both a silent film, and in a sound version using the Movietone sound-on-film system In 2004, the film was released on DVD by Image Entertainment The theme song of the motion picture, "Just a Sweetheart", by Dave Dryer, Josef Pasternack and Nathaniel Shilkret recorded versions of which are available, for example, on a commercially issued Paul Whiteman CD3 was omitted from the DVD

Contents

  • 1 Plot
  • 2 Cast
  • 3 Notes
  • 4 External links

Plotedit

Marie Skinner Phyllis Haver is a gold digger with her hooks out for devoted middle-aged family man JC Judson Jean Hersholt, a portly real estate tycoon, who falls for her when she contrives to meet him When his wife Belle Bennett and grown children, Ruth Sally O'Neil and Billy William Bakewell discover him dancing with Marie at a nightclub, JC leaves home the next day Ruth seeks out Marie to shoot her, but is interrupted by Marie's boyfriend, jazz hound Babe Winsor Don Alvarado, who takes a shine to her When Judson walks in on them he condemns her licentiousness, but is forced to face his double standard when he witnesses a violent argument between Marie and Babe Full of contrition, JC returns to home and hearth and the bosom of his loving family456

Castedit

  • Jean Hersholt as William Judson, the Father
  • Phyllis Haver as Marie Skinner
  • Belle Bennett as Mrs Judson, the Mother
  • Sally O'Neil as Ruth Judson, the Daughter
  • Don Alvarado as Babe Winsor
  • William Bakewell as Billy Judson, the Son
  • John Batten as A friend of the Judsons

Notesedit

  1. ^ Allmovie Production credits
  2. ^ Shilkret, Nathaniel, ed Shell, Niel and Barbara Shilkret, Nathaniel Shilkret: Sixty Years in the Music Business, Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland, 2005, pp 227, 273 and 287 ISBN 0-8108-5128-8
  3. ^ Shilkret, Nathaniel, ed Shell, Niel and Barbara Shilkret, Nathaniel Shilkret: Sixty Years in the Music Business, Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland, 2005 ISBN 0-8108-5128-8
  4. ^ Plot summary IMDB
  5. ^ Wollstein, Hans J Plot synopsis All Movie
  6. ^ TCM Synopsis Full synopsis

External linksedit

  • The Battle of the Sexes on Internet Movie Database
  • The Battle of the Sexes at the TCM Movie Database
  • The Battle of the Sexes at AllMovie
  • The Battle of the Sexes 1928 at Silent Era
  • review in the New York Times


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