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Director:
Writers:
Daniel Carson Goodman (from the story by)
Gerrit J. Lloyd (adapted for the screen by)
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Release Date:
1928 (Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Clash of Love and a Straying Papa! See more »
Plot:
Gum-chewing frizzy-haired golddigger Marie Skinner cooks up a scheme with her lover Babe Winsor, a jazz hound... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Surprisingly Good See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean Hersholt ... The Father

Phyllis Haver ... Marie

Belle Bennett ... The Mother
Sally O'Neil ... The Daughter
Don Alvarado ... Babe Winsor

William Bakewell ... The Son
John Batten ... The Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rolfe Sedan ... Marie's Barber (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Mr. Judson's Barber (uncredited)

Directed by
D.W. Griffith 
 
Writing credits
Daniel Carson Goodman (from the story by)

Gerrit J. Lloyd (adapted for the screen by)

Gerrit J. Lloyd  titles (uncredited)

Produced by
D.W. Griffith .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hugo Riesenfeld (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
G.W. Bitzer (photography) (as Billy Bitzer)
Karl Struss (photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Smith (film edited by)
 
Set Decoration by
Park French (settings)
William Cameron Menzies (settings)
 
Production Management
Raymond A. Klune .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alec Bennett .... assistant director
Herbert Sutch .... assistant director
 
Music Department
James Becker .... musician: cornet (2000 alternate version)
Brian Collins .... musician: clarinet (2000 alternate version)
Susan Hall .... musician: violin (2000 alternate version)
Chris Kermeit .... musician: percussion (2000 alternate version)
Rodney Sauer .... music compiler (2000 alternate version)
Rodney Sauer .... musician: piano (2000 alternate version)
 
Other crew
Fergus .... engineer (2000 alternate version)
Joseph M. Schenck .... presenter
David Shepard .... video producer (2000 alternate version)
 
Thanks
Donald Krim .... dedicatee (2000 alternate version)
 
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Runtime:
88 min (2004 alternate version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (MovieTone) (music and sound effects) | Silent
Certification:
USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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No information on the source of the movie, "The Single Standard," has been found.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Opening Dialogue Card:The battle of the sexes - always being fought and never being won.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of The Battle of the Sexes (1914)See more »
Soundtrack:
Just a SweetheartSee more »

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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly Good, 22 May 2002
Author: Fred Svoboda (fsvoboda@umflint.edu) from Flint, Michigan, USA

This late jazz age comic morality tale directed by D. W. Griffith is surprisingly good--and its relative sophistication will be a surprise to those who are familiar with Griffith via the standard films such as "The Birth of a Nation," "Intolerance," "Way Down East," or even "Broken Blossoms." This film feels much more modern and far less overtly moralizing than those earlier films, though its 1920s "feel" is a part of its appeal for contemporary viewers.

The new DVD is well scored with period music cues that evoke a consistent, slightly melancholy mood as Jean Hersholt (better known as the villain of "Greed") is thrown into his midlife crisis by gold digger Phyllis Haver. His family is convincingly shown in turmoil--and eventually acts to rescue Hersholt's character from his folly. The film is well structured and altogether charming.

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