Enemies of Women

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Enemies of Women
Enemies of Women lobby card.jpg
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Directed byAlan Crosland
Written byJohn Lynch (scenario)
Based onEnemies of Women
by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
Produced byCosmopolitan Productions
StarringAlma Rubens
Lionel Barrymore
Pedro de Cordoba
CinematographyIra H. Morgan
Music byWilliam Frederick Peters
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures
Release date
  • April 15, 1923 (1923-04-15)
Running time
105 min.
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
film poster.
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.


  • Lionel Barrymore as Prince Michael Lubimoff
  • Alma Rubens as Alicia
  • Pedro de Cordoba as Atilio Castro
  • Gareth Hughes as Spadoni
  • Gladys Hulette as Vittoria
  • William H. Thompson as Colonel Marcos
  • William Collier, Jr. as Gaston
  • Mario Majeroni as Duke DeDelille
  • Betty Bouton as Alicia's maid
  • Jeanne Brindeau as Madame Spadoni
  • Ivan Linow as Terrorist
  • Paul Panzer as Cossack
  • Louis Wolheim as Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
  • Evelyn Arnold as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Maxina Arnold as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Constance Berry as Polish Beauty (uncredited)
  • Arline Booth as Swedish Beauty (uncredited)
  • Clara Bow as Girl Dancing on Table (uncredited)
  • America Chedister as French Beauty (uncredited)
  • Claire de Lorez as Anna (uncredited)
  • Dorothy Dinsmore as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Margaret Dumont as French Beauty (uncredited)
  • Annette Earle as French Beauty (uncredited)
  • Lou Gorey as French Beauty (uncredited)
  • Hannelore as Dance Specialty (uncredited)
  • Salzedo Harpists as Harp Ensemble (uncredited)
  • Beatrice Keen as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Joan Le Monte as Jewish Beauty (uncredited)
  • Mary Mackintosh as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Adolph Milar as Terrorist (uncredited)
  • Marion Moorehouse as French Beauty (uncredited)
  • Polly Nally as Sweden (uncredited)
  • Mademoiselle Narcita as Hindu Beauty (uncredited)
  • Mae Opreska as Russian Beauty (uncredited)
  • Peggy Raymond as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Jessie Reed as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Addie Rolf as France (uncredited)
  • Nellie Savage as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Marie Shelton as Sweden (uncredited)
  • Helen Stewart as French Beauty (uncredited)
  • Vivian Vernon as Spain (uncredited)
  • Virginia Whitehead as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Helen Lee Worthing as Norwegian Beauty (uncredited)


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]

See also[edit]


  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. Public Domain 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

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