~More Deadly Than the Male~
1919
~M50-21: Herbert Heyes & Ethel Clayton~
~Plot Synopsis~
Actress-manager Helen O'Hara (Ethel Clayton) flirts with wealthy adventurous clubman Richard
Carlin (Edward Hoxen), about to leave for Zululand, who says that pursuing African women,
guarded by their large, jealous males, is more thrilling than courting "civilized" women. After Helen
introduces Richard to her husband Terry (Herbert Heyes), she appeals to Richard's sense of daring
and invites him to a mountain camp, where she initiates an embrace, which Terry interrupts. A
subsequent duel leaves Terry badly wounded. As Helen tells Richard that she met him earlier in
college and now loves him, a dam gives way, and they work together to replace its logs so that a
hospital downstream housing crippled children will not be harmed. Richard then kidnaps Helen
and takes her aboard a yacht. After harbor police board the yacht, Richard leaps into the water and
strikes his head on a police patrol boat pursuing them. Richard awakens to find that Terry,
unharmed, is really Helen's brother, and that she has succeeded in making him fall in love with her,
even though she is "civilized."

Plot Synopsis is from afi.com
Directed by: Robert G. Vignola    

Written by: Julia Crawford Ivers - scenario

Based on the story "The Female of the Species" by Joseph Gollomb in
Saucy Stories (publication date undetermined).
~Cast~

Ethel Clayton ...  Helen O'Hara
Edward Coxen ...  Richard Carlin
Herbert Heyes ...  Terry O'Hara
Hallam Cooley ...  Jimmy Keen
Peggy Pearce ...  Angela
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Paramount Pictures

Cinematography by: James Van Trees   
Art Direction by: Una Nixson Hopkins    
Presenter: Jesse L. Lasky

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: December 7, 1919
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