||Nils Asther (left), Greta Garbo, unidentified child,
John Mack Brown, unidentified actress.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Single Standard
B&W : Eight reels / 6574 feet / 73 minutes
Cast: Greta Garbo [Arden Stuart], Nils Asther [Packy Cannon], John Mack Brown (Johnny Mack Brown) [Tommy Hewlett], Dorothy Sebastian [Mercedes], Lane Chandler [Ding Stuart], Robert Castle [Anthony Kendall], Mahlon Hamilton [Mr. Glendenning], Kathlyn Williams [Mrs. Glendenning], Zeffie Tilbury [Mrs. Handley], Lewis Stone
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Josephine Lovett, from the novel The Single Standard by Adele Rogers St. John. Art direction by Cedric Gibbons. Costume design by Gilbert Adrian. Cinematography by Oliver Marsh. Intertitles by Marian Ainslee. Edited by Blanche Sewell. Musical score by William Axt. / © 12 August 1929 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation [LP592]. © 3 September 1929 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation [LP804]. Premiered 27 July 1929 in New York, New York. / [?] Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 foramt and/or Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format? Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / Garbo’s ninth MGM film. / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.
Survival status: Print exists in the Turner Entertainment Company film archive.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Art Deco - Artists - Débutantes - Synchronized sound film - Yachts
Listing updated: 29 March 2009.
References: AFI-F1 n. F1.0236; Everson-American p. 200; Higashi-Virgins pp. 124-125; Mandelbaum-Screen p. 48; Shipman-Cinema p. 102; Sklar-Movie p. 102; Walker-Garbo pp. 92, 98, 100, 184; Webb-Hollywood p. 112.
Home video: DVD.