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The Battle of the Sexes
(1914) American
B&W : Five reels
Directed by D.W. Griffith

Cast: Donald Crisp [Frank Andrews], Lillian Gish [Jane Andrews, his daughter], Robert Harron [John Andrews, his son], Mary Alden [Mrs. Andrews], Fay Tincher [Cleo], Owen Moore [Cleo’s lover], W.E. Lawrence

Majestic Motion Picture Company production; distributed by Continental Feature Film Corporation (Mutual Film Corporation). / Scenario by D.W. Griffith, from the novel The Single Standard by Daniel Carson Goodman. Cinematography by G.W. Bitzer. Camera assistant, Karl Brown. Edited by James Smith and Rose Smith. / Premiered 12 April 1914 at Weber’s Theatre in New York, New York. Released 12 April 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working title: The Single Standard. The film was reportedly shot in four days. Rudolph Valentino is thought to have been an extra in this film. The novel was subsequently filmed as The Battle of the Sexes (1928).


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.0236.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost : Only a fragment of a print is known to exist.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 20 August 2009.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.0236; Barry-Griffith pp. 19, 39, 44, 45, 81; Everson-American p. 76; Fell-History pp. 56, 64; Slide-Aspects p. 11; Slide-FineArts pp. 2, 161; Tarbox-Lost pp. 174, 180; Weaver-Twenty p. 145 : Website-AFI.

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