The Wiser Sex

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  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 1932
  • Running time: 76 min
The Wiser Sex is a 1932 American Pre-Code crime drama film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Berthold Viertel and Victor Viertel, and starring Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Lilyan Tashman, William "Stage" Boyd and Ross Alexander. read more

The Wiser Sex is a 1932 American Pre-Code crime drama film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Berthold Viertel and Victor Viertel, and starring Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Lilyan Tashman, William "Stage" Boyd and Ross Alexander. The working title of the film was The Weaker Sex. Clyde Fitch's play was first filmed by Famous Players' in 1916 as The Woman in the Case, directed by Hugh Ford and starring Pauline Frederick. Famous Players-Lasky's 1922 production, The Law and the Woman, directed by Penrhyn Stanlaws and starring Betty Compson, was also based on Fitch's play. The film debut of Franchot Tone, and the final film of stage veteran Effie Shannon.

Original Release

03/15/1932

US Release

03/15/1932

Cast

Directors

Berthold Viertel, Victor Viertel

Writers

Clyde Fitch, Caroline Francke, Harry Hervey

Cast

Claudette Colbert Margaret Hughes
Melvyn Douglas David Rolfe
Lilyan Tashman Claire Foster
Ross Alexander Jimmy O'Neill
Franchot Tone Phil Long
William 'Stage' Boyd Harry Evans
Effie Shannon Mrs. Hughes
Paul Harvey Blaney
Granville Bates City Editor
Victor Kilian Ed
Robert Fischer Fritz Engelhardt
Douglass Dumbrille Chauffeur - aka The Wop
Robert Barrat Plainclothesman
Harry Davenport Rolfe's Defense Attorney
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