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What Men Want

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Directed by
Ernst Laemmle

Story by
Samuel Hopkins Adams

Produced by
Carl Laemmle

Music by
Heinz Roemheld

Screenplay by
John B. Clymer Dorothy Yost

Pauline Starke Ben Lyon Hallam Cooley Barbara Kent Robert Ellis Carmelita Geraghty

What Men Want is a 1930 American drama film directed by Ernst Laemmle and written by John B. Clymer and Dorothy Yost. The film stars Pauline Starke, Ben Lyon, Hallam Cooley, Barbara Kent, Robert Ellis and Carmelita Geraghty. The film was released on July 13, 1930, by Universal Pictures.



Lee Joyce tells her lover, Howard LeMoyne, that she is actually in love with another man, Kendall James. As soon as her breakup happens, Lee's younger sister Betty turns up and Kendall becomes infatuated with her instead. In anger, Lee shatters her sister's romance by revealing her previous affair with Kendall, after which Lee tries to return to Howard.


  • Pauline Starke as Lee Joyce
  • Ben Lyon as Kendall James
  • Hallam Cooley as Bunch
  • Barbara Kent as Betty 'Babs' Joyce
  • Robert Ellis as Howard LeMoyne
  • Carmelita Geraghty as Mabel
  • References

    What Men Want Wikipedia

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