The Dominant Sex is a doggedly faithful adaptation of a popular stage comedy by Michael Egan. Phillips Holmes, perhaps the frailest-looking leading man of all time, marries freethinking Diana Churchill. He tries to exercise his husband prerogative of ruling the household, but she stands her ground and demands to be treated as an independent individual. While hubby wins out towards the end, one feels that it's because wifey lets him; after all, she obviously could beat the tar out of him if she wanted. The Dominant Sex was directed by Herbert Brenon, who in his silent days yielded better results with his filmizations of James Barrie's plays Peter Pan (24) and A Kiss for Cinderella (25).
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