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The Mating Call (1928)

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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Thomas Meighan ...
Leslie Hatten
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Renée Adorée ...
Catharine
Alan Roscoe ...
Lon Henderson
Gardner James ...
Marvin Swallow
Helen Foster ...
Jessie
Luke Cosgrave ...
Judge Peebles
Cyril Chadwick ...
Anderson
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Release Date:

21 July 1928 (USA)  »

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The Mating Call  »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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(2004 alternate)

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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 »

Soundtracks

The Mating Song
(1928)
Music and Lyrics by Frances Ring and Martin Broones
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Renee Adoree
20 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rennee stole the picture. She was the most photogenic of all the players. The discretion of the censors to allow the swimming scene was a real plumb. I was certainly interested to see the interactions of the supposed "Order" and the principle players. A good amount of tension was generated in the last half of the picture. Helen Foster played a small part. I don't recall seeing her before and she was very photogenic as well. Although some of the scenes were dark, the version I watched on TCM was a remastered copy and the quality was quite good in fact, it was excellent. Very unfortunate that Renee Adoree tragically died so young. She was a real beauty.


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