Gum-chewing frizzy-haired golddigger Marie Skinner cooks up a scheme with her lover Babe Winsor, a jazz hound, to fleece a portly middle-aged real estate tycoon, William Judson. Marie moves into Judson's apartment building and contrives to meet and seduce him, plying him with compliments, music, swoons, décolletage, and batted eyes. When his loyal wife (and their two children) see him out catting with Marie at a night club, mom's devastated and confronts him. He moves out. Babe wants Marie to sell Judson worthless bonds. Will mom commit suicide? Will sis shoot the floozy? Will pops figure out he's being a fool? Written by
Hear the marvelous sound accompaniment by Nathaniel Shilkret and Joseph Pasternack...You'll hum the captivating tune of the theme song, "Just a Sweetheart."
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Also Known As:
A Luta dos Sexos
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(MovieTone) (music and sound effects)| Silent
Aspect Ratio: 1.20 : 1
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When Marie storms around her living room, she grabs the pillows off the couch and throws them every which way. Then she lies down on the couch for a cry, and the pillows are magically back in place behind her head. See more
Opening Dialogue Card
The battle of the sexes - always being fought and never being won.
Version of The Battle of the Sexes
Just a Sweetheart
Music and Lyrics by Joe Pasternak
, Nathaniel Shilkret
and Dave Dreyer
Theme song from "The Battle of the Sexes" (1928)
Published by Irving Berlin Inc. See more