The Wild Party (1929)
First screened in June 2007
Director: Dorothy Arzner. Cast: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Shirley O'Hara, Marceline Day, Adrienne Dore, Joyce Compton, Jack Oakie, Jack Luden, Phillips Holmes. Screenplay: Samuel Hopkins Adams and E. Lloyd Sheldon. Twitter Capsule:
Bow frizzes with antic energy; it can be a bit much. Plot has clunks but also interesting turns. March ever a treat.
A turning-point for Bowsome might say the start of a problemand an important, interesting film for early female director Arzner. If these aren't your passions, you may not care.
Ed. Mar 2009:For my fullest treatment of this movie, see my entry in the book Fifty Key American Films, available here from Routledge or here from Amazon.