Enemies of Women

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Enemies of Women
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Directed by Alan Crosland
Written byJohn Lynch (scenario)
Based onEnemies of Women
by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
Produced by Cosmopolitan Productions
Starring Alma Rubens
Lionel Barrymore
Pedro de Cordoba
Cinematography Ira H. Morgan
Music byWilliam Frederick Peters
Distributed by Goldwyn Pictures
Release date
  • April 15, 1923 (1923-04-15)
Running time
105 min.
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)
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Alma Rubens, in Enemies of Women

Enemies of Women is a 1923 American silent romantic drama film directed by Alan Crosland and starring Lionel Barrymore, Alma Rubens, Gladys Hulette, Pedro de Cordoba, and Paul Panzer. The film was produced by William Randolph Hearst through his Cosmopolitan Productions. Pre-fame actresses Clara Bow and Margaret Dumont have uncredited bit roles.


The film is based on the novel of the same title by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez.


As described in a film magazine review, [1] Alicia, an adventuress, has occasion to befriend a Russian prince with whom she flees to France. They are happily living together when the Prince sees her with her young son and, knowing nothing of his existence, mistakes him for a youthful lover and quits her. He and several friends form a club known as the "Enemies of Women and plan to have nothing more to do with them. However, circumstances finally reunite Alicia and the prince and they find happiness together.



A print of the film at the Library of Congress is believed to be incomplete, [2] missing reels 3 and 9 of 11 total. [3]

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  1. "Tried and Proven Pictures: Enemies of Women". Exhibitors Trade Review. New York: Exhibitors Review Publishing Corporation: 33. April 19, 1924. Retrieved November 16, 2022.PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain .
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: Enemies of Women at silentera.com
  3. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog : Enemies of Women