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Gum-chewing frizzy-haired gold-digger 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... See more »

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William Judson
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Marie Skinner
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Mrs. William Judson
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Ruth Judson
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Babe Winsor
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Billy Judson
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Judson's Friend
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Marie's Barber (uncredited)
Harry Semels ...
Mr. Judson's Barber (uncredited)

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D.W. Griffith

Written by

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Daniel Carson Goodman ... (from the story by)
 
Gerrit J. Lloyd ... (adapted for the screen by)
 
Gerrit J. Lloyd ... (titles) (uncredited)

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D.W. Griffith ... producer

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Hugo Riesenfeld ... (uncredited)
Nathaniel Shilkret ... (uncredited)

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G.W. Bitzer ... (photography) (as Billy Bitzer)
Karl Struss ... (photography)

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James Smith ... (film edited by)

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Raymond A. Klune ... production manager

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Alec Bennett ... assistant director
Herbert Sutch ... assistant director

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Park French ... settings
William Cameron Menzies ... settings

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James Becker ... musician: cornet
Brian Collins ... musician: clarinet
Susan Hall ... musician: violin
Chris Kermeit ... musician: percussion
Rodney Sauer ... music compiler / musician: piano
Josef A. Pasternack ... assistant conductor (uncredited)
Nathaniel Shilkret ... conductor (uncredited)

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Fergus ... engineer
Joseph M. Schenck ... presenter

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Donald Krim ... dedicatee
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Plot Summary

Gum-chewing frizzy-haired gold-digger 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

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Taglines The Clash of Love and a Straying Papa! See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'eternel problème (France)
  • Komödie einer Liebe (Germany)
  • Wojna plci (Poland)
  • Битва полов (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Frauen sind schamlos (Austria)
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  • 88 min
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Trivia Adela Rogers St. Johns published a book entitled "The Single Standard" in 1928, the same year this movie was released. It is not known if this book is related to the movie in any way. See more »
Goofs When Marie is at the barber shop, and Judson leaves his chair, she asks a man to pick up the newspaper to read Judson's news about his recent deal. After reading the news, she looks at Judson, and then the scene switches to be seen from other angle, where you can see that Marie is asking the man to pick up the newspaper again. See more »
Movie Connections Version of The Battle of the Sexes (1914). See more »
Soundtracks Just a Sweetheart See more »
Quotes Opening Dialogue Card: The battle of the sexes - always being fought and never being won.
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