The Second Greatest Sex


  • Written for the 1955 Universal International Pictures film, The Second Greatest Sex. Directed by George Marshall, starring Jeanne Crain, George Nader, Kitty Kallen, Bert Lahr and Mamie Van Doren.
  • In 1880, Osawkie, Kansas is feuding with rival town Mandaroon over which will be county seat, keeping the town's men away from home most of the time. The last straw is when Matt Davis feels compelled to go on a new foray on his wedding night; his bride Liza (just call her Lysistrata) takes teacher Cassie's advice and organizes a marital strike to make the men-folk stop their nonsense.
  • Taglines: The boys are after the girls-The girls are after the boys - And both of them are after the same darn thing!
  • THE SECOND GREATEST SEX is performed in the film by Bert Lahr.

Recording History
Kitty Kalen with George Shaw, Jack Pleis and his Orchestra, Go on with the Wedding / The Second Greatest Sex, Decca Records, 29776, 1955