The Second Greatest Sex
|The Second Greatest Sex|
|Directed by||George Marshall|
|Produced by||Albert J. Cohen|
|Written by||Charles Hoffman|
|Music by||Henry Mancini|
|Cinematography||Wilfred M. Cline|
|Edited by||Frank Gross|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Box office||$1.4 million (US)|
In 1880, men from three Kansas towns feud over which one gets to be the state's county seat. A safe containing important documents will be placed in whichever town is the winner.
To the frustration of the women back home, the men go away for long periods of time to fight, then return home exhausted. Matt Davis wants to marry Sheriff McClure's attractive daughter Liza, but neither McClure is sure if Matt's more interested in the town or romance.
Liza is livid when, just as they marry, Matt leaves again because the safe's been stolen. He forms a posse and the other men take off with him. All of the women, including young Birdie and spinster Cassie, decide to join Liza in going "on strike" against the men, holing up in a fort and locking them out. The men must prove they are worthy before the women will agree to take them back.
- Jeanne Crain as Liza McClure (singing voice was dubbed by Doreen Tryden)
- George Nader as Matt Davis (singing voice was dubbed by Bill Lee)
- Kitty Kallen as Katy Conors
- Bert Lahr as Job McClure
- Mamie Van Doren as Birdie Snyder
- Keith Andes as Rev. Peter Maxwell
- Kathleen Case as Tilda Bean
- Paul Gilbert as Roscoe Dobbs
- Tommy Rall as Alf Connors
- George D. Wallace as Simon Clegghorn
- Edna Skinner as Cassie Slater
- What Good Is A Woman Without A Man?
- Travelin' Man
- My Love Is Yours
- There's Gonna Be a Wedding
- How Lonely Can I Get?
- Send Us A Miracle
- The Second Greatest Sex
- 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1956', Variety Weekly, January 2, 1957