The Waning Sex

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The Waning Sex
The Waning Sex.jpg
Directed by Robert Z. Leonard
Produced by Harry Rapf
Written by Joe Farnham (titles)
F. Hugh Herbert
Frederica Sagor (uncredited)
Based on The Waning Sex
by Fanny and Frederic Hatton
Starring Norma Shearer
Conrad Nagel
Cinematography Ben Reynolds
Edited by William LeVanway
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • September 5, 1926 (1926-09-05)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Waning Sex is a 1926 American silent romantic comedy film directed by Robert Z. Leonard. Based on the 1923 play of the same name by Fanny and Frederic Hatton, the film starred Norma Shearer and Conrad Nagel.[1] The film currently exists in archives (Museum of Modern Art and Archives du Film du CNC). [2]


Nina Duane (Norma Shearer) is a criminal lawyer whose gender was professionally resented by Philip Barry (Conrad Nagel), the District Attorney. She wins acquittal for man-chasing widow Mary Booth (Mary McAllister), then defeats her in romancing the D.A.



  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921-1930. 1971. p. 865. 
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