The Single Standard
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Greta Garbo stars in this meaningful silent film in which San Francisco socialite Arden Stuart (Garbo) tires of the mentality that dictates that men can flit from girl to girl while women are expected to remain faithful. She turns down a marriage proposal by millionaire Tommy Hewlett (Johnny Mack Brown) so that she can dally with her family's chauffeur Anthony (Robert Castle), who kills himself when he realizes that Arden doesn't intend to remain exclusively his. Stuart then moves on to athlete-artist Packy Cannon (Nils Asther), eventually tiring of him and returning to Tommy, who is finally ready for the responsibility of marriage and children.
Starring Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, Johnny Mack Brown
Director John S. Robertson