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.

VOR:   A turning-point for Bow—some might say the start of a problem—and 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.

Photo © 1929 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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