The Enemy Sex (1924)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Betty Compson has solid support from some of the better character actors of the day in this adaptation of Owen Johnson's book The Salamander. She also found a supportive director in James Cruze, who she married in 1925. Dodo Baxter (Compson) has managed to walk a fine line as a gold-digging chorine who still manages to be a "good" girl. A well-known sextet has been invited to a society gathering, and when one of them turns up missing, their manager asks Dodo to fill in. At the party, she meets four new men. She's smart enough to steer clear of two of them -- corrupt society leader Albert Sasson (Sheldon Lewis) and powerful newspaper publisher Harrigan Blood (De Witt Jennings). Instead she becomes passionately involved with Judge Massingale (Huntly Gordon). The man who really steals her heart, however, is Garry Lindaberry (Percy Marmont), who seems to be a hopeless drunk. Massingale realizes that Lindaberry appeals to Dodo's maternal instincts and bows out of the picture. Lindaberry reforms and he marries Dodo.

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chorus-girl, health, millionaire