Vintage original 11 x 14 in. US lobby card from the 1920's silent film dramatic comedy, THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES, released in 1928 by United Artists and directed by D.W. Griffith.
The image depicts Ruth Judson (Sally O'Neil) trying to comfort her Mother (Belle Bennett) after she learns that he husband has been having an affair with a young blonde gold-digger. It is unrestored in very fine- condition.
*"The Battle of the Sexes is a 1928 American comedy film directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Jean Hersholt, Phyllis Haver, Belle Bennett, Don Alvarado, and Sally O'Neil, and released by United Artists. The film was a remake by Griffith of an earlier film he directed in 1914, which starred Lillian Gish. Both films are based on the novel The Single Standard by Daniel Carson Goodman; the story was adapted for this production by Gerrit J. Lloyd.
The film was released as both a silent film, and in a sound version using the Movietone sound-on-film system. In 2004, the film was released on DVD by Image Entertainment. The theme song of the motion picture, "Just a Sweetheart", by Dave Dryer, Josef Pasternack, and Nathaniel Shilkret (recorded versions of which are available, for example, on a commercially issued Paul Whiteman CD was omitted from the DVD."
The cast includes Belle Bennett, Phyllis Haver, Jean Hersholt, Sally O'Neil, and William Bakewell in the roles originally filled by Mary Alden, Donald Crisp, Fay Tincher, Lillian Gish, and Robert Harron, respectively.
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