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The Board of Censors in Pennsylvania changed the title of the film to Sex Crushed to Earth for screenings in that state. The film was also exhibited as The Spider Woman ... More Less

The Board of Censors in Pennsylvania changed the title of the film to Sex Crushed to Earth for screenings in that state. The film was also exhibited as The Spider Woman . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Mar 20
p. 1659.
MPN
10 Jan 20
p. 194.
MPN
3 Apr 20
p. 3113.
MPN
10 Apr 20
p. 3363.
MPN
5 Jun 20
pp. 4556-57.
MPW
13 Mar 20
p. 1825.
MPW
20 Mar 20
p. 2011.
MPW
3 Jul 20
p. 110.
New York Morning Telegraph
14 Mar 1920.
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Variety
2 Apr 20
p. 94.
Wid's
21 Mar 20
p. 3.
CAST
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Sex Crushed to Earth
Release Date:
11 April 1920
Premiere Information:
Paterson, NJ opening: 29 March 1920.
Copyright Claimant:
J. Parker Read, Jr.
Copyright Date:
11 March 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14904
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Adrienne, the queen of the Frivolity Theater, is a self-centered vamp who steals other women's husbands. Her current conquest is Phillip Overman, and when Overman's wife pleads with the vamp to free her husband, Adrienne turns a deaf ear. Daisy, a chorine, is shocked by her colleague's callousness, but Adrienne asserts that she is only being practical. When she meets Pittsburgh millionaire Dave Wallace, Adrienne falls in love and casts Overman aside. Soon after their marriage, Adrienne learns that her husband is having an affair with Daisy, who is now the reigning queen of Broadway. She pleads with Daisy to release her husband, who responds by repeating the philosophy that Adrienne had given her. Despondently boarding a boat bound for Europe, Adrienne sees the Overmans, who are now happily reunited, and realizes the shallowness of her ... +


Adrienne, the queen of the Frivolity Theater, is a self-centered vamp who steals other women's husbands. Her current conquest is Phillip Overman, and when Overman's wife pleads with the vamp to free her husband, Adrienne turns a deaf ear. Daisy, a chorine, is shocked by her colleague's callousness, but Adrienne asserts that she is only being practical. When she meets Pittsburgh millionaire Dave Wallace, Adrienne falls in love and casts Overman aside. Soon after their marriage, Adrienne learns that her husband is having an affair with Daisy, who is now the reigning queen of Broadway. She pleads with Daisy to release her husband, who responds by repeating the philosophy that Adrienne had given her. Despondently boarding a boat bound for Europe, Adrienne sees the Overmans, who are now happily reunited, and realizes the shallowness of her life. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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