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The Mating Call (1928)

Approved | | Drama | 21 July 1928 (USA)
A WWI vet takes on the KKK when he loses his wife to a womanizing Klansman.

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Farmer turned WWI hero Leslie returns home hoping to reunite with his wife Rose, but it turns out her parents had the unconsummated marriage annulled so she could wed the rich Lon Henderson. Rose throws herself at Leslie, itching for an affair due to her husband's penchant for infidelity, but he spurns her, marrying a young French immigrant named Catherine to get her off his back. When one of Lon's lovers commits suicide after he has cast her aside, he pins it all on Les and has his KKK-inspired group take action against him... Written by cupcakes

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21 July 1928 (USA)  »

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Força que Seduz  »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Although the story takes place immediately after World War I (1918-1919), all of Evelyn Brent's and Helen Foster's clothes are strictly in the 1928 short skirt mode, completely out of place in the time frame of the story. See more »

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The Mating Song
(1928)
Music and Lyrics by Frances Ring and Martin Broones
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Fantastic Film Restoration
15 December 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is a unique glimpse into the culture of the period. One outstanding item is the depiction of a clan-type organization who acts more as a community secret police (seriously flawed in their self-righteous and heavy handed rule) in general than as a specifically racist group. I had always heard about this being their main historic role because in many parts of the country where these groups existed, there were simply not sufficient numbers of minorities around to pick on and by their nature these groups had to pick on someone.

The film's treatment of sexuality seems far more erotic just in the suggestion of nudity and intimate touching than today's practice of "anything goes" sexual contact and the full nudity of multi-millionaire, artificially enhanced actors. I know old-timers and conservatives have been saying this for years but seeing this movie proves the point.

I was so interested in the acting that I really didn't care about the plot. Also, the film is so well restored that it is almost in 3-D.


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