Male and Female (The Admirable Crichton) (Silent)
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
- Video: Tinted
- Released: August 17, 1999
- Originally Released: 1919
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Raymond Hatton, Lila Lee, Bebe Daniels, Thomas Meighan, Wesley E. Barry, Edward Burns, Clarence Burton, W. Lawson Butt, Robert Cain, Edna Mae Cooper, Rhy Darby, Sydney Deane, Julia Faye, Mayme Kelso, Lillian Leighton, Guy Oliver, Mildred Reardon, Theodore Roberts, Kamuela Searle & Henry Woodward|
|Directed by||Cecil B. DeMille|
|Screenwriting by||Jeanie Macpherson|
|Story by||James M. Barrie|
|Director of Photography:||Alvin Wyckoff|
Description by OLDIES.com:
In the role that made her a star, Gloria Swanson stars as Lady Mary Lasenby, complacent in her status and happy when being pampered by handmaids in her luxurious boudoir and bath. Less certain that merit and social rank are equivalent is the admirable Crichton (Thomas Meighan), a selfless butler who serves Mary and her spoiled clan.
When the vacationing swells and their hired help are shipwrecked on the shores of a desert island, the follies of class are displaced by matters of survival: Mary and Crichton are mutually attracted and the resourceful servant is soon king. To this already bubbly mix, DeMille adds a lavish Babylonian flashback for no discernible reason except to show a gorgeously plumed and gowned Swanson descending into a den of lions. This sequence pushes an already outrageous film into a stratosphere of visual excess, assuring its place among the glittering landmarks of silent film history.
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