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Jeanie Macpherson (written by)
J.M. Barrie (by: "The Admirable Crichton")
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Release Date:
23 November 1919 (USA) See more »
Lady Mary Lasenby is a spoiled maiden who always gets her way until shipwrecked with her butler, then learns which qualities are really admirable in a person. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Thomas Meighan ... William Crichton - The Butler
Theodore Roberts ... Lord Loam
Raymond Hatton ... Honorable Ernest Wolley
Robert Cain ... Lord Brockelhurst

Gloria Swanson ... Lady Mary Lasenby

Lila Lee ... Tweeny - the Scullery Maid

Bebe Daniels ... The King's Favorite

Julia Faye ... Susan - Maid #2
Rhy Darby ... Lady Eileen Duncraigie
Mildred Reardon ... Lady Agatha Lasenby
Mayme Kelso ... Lady Brockelhurst
Edmund Burns ... Treherne
Henry Woodward ... McGuire - Lady Eileen's Chauffeur
Sydney Deane ... Thomas
Wesley Barry ... Buttons - the Boy
Edna Mae Cooper ... Fisher
Lillian Leighton ... Mrs. Perkins
Guy Oliver ... Yacht Pilot
Clarence Burton ... Yacht Captain
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lawson Butt ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Kamuela C. Searle ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Directed by
Cecil B. DeMille 
Writing credits
Jeanie Macpherson (written by)

J.M. Barrie (by: "The Admirable Crichton")

Produced by
Cecil B. DeMille .... producer
David Shepard .... video producer (1997)
Original Music by
Sydney Jill Lehman (1997)
Cinematography by
Alvin Wyckoff (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Anne Bauchens (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Wilfred Buckland 
Costume Design by
Paul Iribe (uncredited)
Clare West (uncredited)
Production Management
Howard Higgin .... production manager
Camera and Electrical Department
James Wong Howe .... clapper boy (uncredited)
James Wong Howe .... third assistant camera (uncredited)
Karl Struss .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mitchell Leisen .... costume designer: Babylonian sequence (uncredited)
Music Department
Sydney Jill Lehman .... music performer (1997)
Other crew
Jesse L. Lasky .... presenter
Ian Hay .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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  • Paramount Pictures (as A Famous Players-Lasky Super Production) (Cecil B. De Mille's Production)
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Additional Details

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116 min (1997 alternate version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Portugal:17 | USA:Not Rated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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At the premiere of this film, Gloria Swanson once said she heard somebody ask of the lions "I wonder which one is stuffed." According to Swanson, all the lions were real, and very dangerous.See more »
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A charming tale of class relationships, 29 March 2011
Author: sraweber369

Male and Female is a delightful tale of class relationships mixed with a little Gilligan's Island. The story is an old one that shows the relationship between birthed aristocracy and the peasants or in this case the servants.

The story starts off showing how shallow and frivolous the family that owns the manor are. The head off the family is a bumbling father type Lord Loam (Theodore Roberts) and his two daughters Marry (Gloria Swanson) and Agatha (Mildred Reardon) both pampered and spoiled and the many servants the two main ones being William Chrichton (Thomas Meighan) and Tweeny (Lila Lee).

^The film shows the relationships of the masters and servants with Marry getting ready for her bath and the having breakfast and complaining that nothing is done correctly while Chrichton just stands there and takes it, Tweeny has a real eye for Chrichton but he looks at Marry a relationship that could never be in proper London.

Well the family takes a sea voyage on their private yacht and the become shipwrecked. This island is more like Gilligan's Island then a real south seas island. On the Island Chrichton shows himself able to survive and find food, The manor family meanwhile refuses to work until hunger drives them to Chrichton and they are humbled and he assumes a role as leader. In the meanwhile Marry falls in love with Chrichton and this id OK with the more egalitarian social structure of the island. Well the group is rescues and things revert back to the way the were.

Cecil B. DeMille did a fine job directing this film. The film has high production value and is well acted and photographed. The story while simplistic is delightful to watch the acting is will done and the characters say a great deal through emoting. This movie gets a grade of B

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