Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Adapted from a play by Rachel Crothers, A Man's World starred Emily Stevens as Frankie Ware, an American novelist living in Paris. Entrusted with the care of an orphaned boy, Frankie is upset that the child's mother died in shame, shunned by "polite" society because her baby was born out of wedlock. In protest, Frankie writes a book entitled "The Beaten Path," in which she condemns the Double Standard that punishes sinful women while giving sinful men a pass. Frankie's feistiness earns her the admiration of her publisher -- who, as it turns out, is the father of her foster child. This entertaining feminist manifesto was directed by Herbert Blache, who none too coincidentally was the husband of Alice Guy Blache, one of Hollywood's handful of woman directors.