Male and Female (1919)

Male and Female (1919)





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When a group of spoiled aristocrats are stranded on an island, only the butler has the necessary skills for survival. An adaptation of the James M. Barrie play The Admirable Crichton.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Paramount Pictures

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Gloria Swanson
as Mary Lasenby
Thomas Meighan
as Crichton
Lila Lee
as Tweeny
Bebe Daniels
as The King's Favorite
Theodore Roberts
as Lord Loam
Raymond Hatton
as Ernest Wolley
Mildred Reardon
as Agatha Lasenby
Julia Faye
as Susan
Rhy Darby
as Lady Eileen Dun Craigie
Edmund Burns
as Treheme
Henry Woodward
as McGuire
Sydney Deane
as Thomas
Wesley Barry
as "Buttons"
Lillian Leighton
as Mrs. Perkins
Guy Oliver
as Pilot of Lord Loam's Yacht
Clarence Burton
as Captain of Yacht
Mayme Kelso
as Lady Brockelhurst
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Critic Reviews for Male and Female

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The Admirable Crichton receives the Cecil B. DeMille readjustment

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June 26, 2005

Audience Reviews for Male and Female


This is a movie that has great first and third act, but mediocre mid part which is problematic having in mind that that part on the island is the longest and it weakens the whole film. It explores well the subject of social class and the conclusion is quite satisfying, but the gender relations subject is not properly done mainly due to sexist overtones. DeMille's direction is weak, the movie is structurally uneven and it has some detours, but the scenery is solid, the role reversal is interesting and the film is thematically rich and very involving, albeit flawed experience.

David Lazovic
David Lazovic

Though I do not understand at all, Crichton's appreciation for Mary.. I thoroughly enjoyed it anyways.

Sharon Kelly
Sharon Kelly

thoroughly enjoyed this movie. beautiful women, sophisticated men, a dry and clever sense of humour, and a bittersweet love story. the fantasy element is terrific as well--the story starts off realistically, then veers away from reality with the shipwreck, then goes completely off into Babylonian dreamland, then eases back into reality again. a true cinematic escape.

Brian Schnell
Brian Schnell

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