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The Single Standard

Directed by John S. Robertson
1929    71m    Passed
Wealthy Arden Stuart is bored in a party. After refusing Tommy Hewlett's marriage proposal, she has her driver drive her to a lonely place, where they make love and return to the party, where she witnesses her chauffeur commit suicide after being fired by her brother. On a rainy day, Arden attends an art exhibition and meets painter and aspiring boxer Packy Cannon. They sail to the South Seas together in his boat, and she falls in love with him. A couple months later, Packy dumps her, brings her back to the city, and heads for China alone. Heartbroken, Arden accepts when Tommy proposes again, and they marry. Three years later, Arden meets Packy again and is torn between love for him and love for her son with Tommy.
Cast of The Single Standard
  • Greta GarboArden Stuart
  • Nils AstherPacky Cannon
  • Johnny Mack BrownTommy Hewlett
  • Dorothy SebastianMercedes
  • Lane ChandlerDing Stuart
  • Mahlon HamiltonGlendenning
  • Kathlyn WilliamsMrs. Glendenning
  • Zeffie TilburyMrs. Handley
  • Wally AlbrightArden's son
  • Joel McCreaParty Guest (uncredited)
  • Wade BotelerThe Pedestrian Masher (uncredited)
  • Drew DemorestArt Gallery Patron (uncredited)
  • Jimmie DundeePacky's Friend (uncredited)
  • Bess FlowersParty Guest (uncredited)
  • Anita GarvinPacky's Jealous Girlfriend at Art Exhibition (uncredited)
  • Katharine Irving
  • Robert MontgomeryParty Boy (uncredited)
  • Elliott NugentParty Boy (uncredited)
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