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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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Leslie Hatten
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Catharine
Alan Roscoe ...
Lon Henderson
Gardner James ...
Marvin Swallow
Helen Foster ...
Jessie
Luke Cosgrave ...
Judge Peebles
Cyril Chadwick ...
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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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21 July 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Força que Seduz  »

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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 »

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The Mating Song
(1928)
Music and Lyrics by Frances Ring and Martin Broones
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A film which the production code would never have approved.
16 December 2004 | by (Midwest America) – See all my reviews

Evelyn Brent's depiction of Rose Henderson truly makes me wonder just how

much better films of the thirties, forties, and fifties to mid sixties would have been had not censorship seized control of Amercan cinematography in the early

1930's. Instead of a scene showing Rose and her wealthy husband Lon each in a twin bed separated by a nightstand, The Mating Call has Rose calling on her

ex-husband, Leslie, who has just returned from WWI to find out his marriage to underage Rose was annulled by her parents when he was serving in France.

Rose has no love for her husband, Lon, as he is having an affair with a much

younger woman, and despite Leslie's not wanting to see her again, Rose

repeatedly attempts to seduce him - finally tricking Leslie into joining her in his bedroom after she has begun to disrobe. If TCM runs it again, check it out. It's nice to know that pre-production code movies actually depicted some of the

interesting realities of life that censors wouldn't allow.


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