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The Restless Sex
The Restless Sex
is a 1920 American silent drama film starring Marion Davies, and Ralph Kellard. It was directed by Leon D'Usseau and Robert Z. Leonard and written by Frances Marion. The film is based upon the 1918 novel of the same name by Robert W. Chambers
Robert W. Chambers
and was distributed by Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
under the Famous Players-Lasky
Famous Players-Lasky
Corporation name. A copy of The Restless Sex
The Restless Sex
is housed at the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
and Gosfilmofond.[1]


1 Synopsis 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Status 5 References 6 External links

Synopsis[edit] Stephanie (Steve) is a restless and adventurous young woman. She is in love with Jim, her foster brother and childhood sweetheart. But now, she also finds herself attracted to art student Oswald Grismer. Jim leaves for Paris to become an author. In this period, Steve and Oswald decide to marry each other. When Jim finds out, he returns home to win Steve over.

Film ads noted the costume design by Erté.


Marion Davies
Marion Davies
as Steve Ralph Kellard as Jim Cleland Carlyle Blackwell
Carlyle Blackwell
as Oswald Grismer Charles Lane as John Cleland Corinne Barker as Helen Davis Stephen Carr as Jim as a boy Vivienne Osborne
Vivienne Osborne
as Marie Cliff Etna Ross as Steve as a child Robert Vivian as Chilsmer Grismer Athole Shearer
Athole Shearer
as Extra (uncredited) Edith Shearer as Extra (uncredited) Norma Shearer
Norma Shearer
as Extra (uncredited)

Production[edit] Costume design for the film, which featured Egyptian-style costumes for the "Bal des Arts" scene, was done by Erté.[2] He also worked on art direction with Joseph Urban. Status[edit] A DVD was released by Edward Lorusso with a music score by Donald Sosin in May 2015. References[edit]

^ Progressive Silent Film List: The Restless Sex
The Restless Sex
at silentera.com ^ Jean-Marcel Humbert, Michael Pantazzi, and Christiane Ziegler (1994). Egyptomania: Egypt in Western Art, 1730 - 1930. National Gallery of Canada. p. 508. ISBN 0-8888-4-6363. CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)

External links[edit]

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The Restless Sex
The Restless Sex
on IMDb Colorful lobby poster for the film

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The films of Robert Z. Leonard

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A Mormon Maid
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(1918) The Delicious Little Devil
The Delicious Little Devil
(1919) The Miracle of Love (1919) April Folly
April Folly
(1920) The Restless Sex
The Restless Sex
(1920) The Gilded Lily (1921) Heedless Moths
Heedless Moths
(1921) Peacock Alley (1922) Fascination (1922) Broadway Rose (1922) Jazzmania
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(1924) Circe, the Enchantress
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(1926) Mademoiselle Modiste (1926) The Waning Sex
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(1926) A Little Journey (1927) The Demi-Bride
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(1930) In Gay Madrid (1930) Let Us Be Gay (1930) The Bachelor Father
The Bachelor Father
(1931) Five and Ten (1931) It's a Wise Child (1931) Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)
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(1931) Lovers Courageous (1932) Strange Interlude (1932) Peg o' My Heart (1933) Dancing Lady
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(1933) Outcast Lady
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(1934) After Office Hours
After Office Hours
(1935) Naughty Marietta (1935) Escapade (1935) A Tale of Two Cities (1935) The Great Ziegfeld
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(1940) Ziegfeld Girl (1941) When Ladies Meet (1941) We Were Dancing (1942) Stand By for Action
Stand By for Action
(1942) The Man from Down Under
The Man from Down Under
(1943) Marriage Is a Private Affair
Marriage Is a Private Affair
(1944) Week-End at the Waldorf
Week-End at the Waldorf
(1945) The Secret Heart (1946) Cynthia (1947) B.F.'s Daughter (1948) The Bribe
The Bribe
(1949) In the Good Old Summertime (1949) Nancy Goes to Rio
Nancy Goes to Rio
(1950) Duchess of Idaho
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(1950) Grounds for Marriage
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(1951) Too Young to Kiss
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(1951) Everything I Have Is Yours (1952) The Clown (1953) The Great Diamond Robbery (1953) Her Twelve Men
Her Twelve Men
(1954) The King's Thief (1955) Beautiful but Dangerous (1955)

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