The Valentine’s Day Intertitle: Gold-Digger of 1928


A break from our Mary Shelley explorations!

Off to Kirkcaldy, in the Kingdom of Fife, today, to see D.W. Griffith’s 1928 BATTLE OF THE SEXES, with Phyllis Haver as Marie, introduced laughing hysterically while reading Little Women at the beauty salon. This jazz age comedy is something of a departure for Griffith, who had rather steered clear of comedy since THOSE AWFUL HATS in 1909. Apparently it’s rather good, and the buzz of a live audience and live score make it irresistible.


Accompaniment by Jane Gardner, Hazel Morrison and John Burgess. I shall report back!

4 Responses to “The Valentine’s Day Intertitle: Gold-Digger of 1928”

  1. Billy Wilder Wishes You A Happy Valentine’s Day

  2. Typing from an Italian restaurant in Kirkcaldy, seems like the right kind of atmosphere…

  3. “We wuz wit you, boss — at Rigoletto’s”

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