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The Wild Party (1929); Clara Bow Rarities

The Wild Party (1929)
February 8, 2013 - 7:30 pm

The Wild Party (1929)

Director Dorothy Arzner guided Clara Bow to a winning performance in this, her first sound feature.  Stella is an inveterate partier at an all-girl college.  But when a favorite classmate is implicated in a scandal, Stella heroically defends her friend's reputation at the expense of her own.  Rich with pre-Code delights (including furtive, "innocent" bed-hopping with college professors), one may easily detect the film's insistence on the supremacy of female friendships.

Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.  Producer: E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Director: Dorothy Arzner.  Screenwriter: E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Based on a story by Warner Fabian.  Cinematographer: Victor Milner.  Editor: Otto Lovering.  With: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Marceline Day, Shirley O’Hara, Adrienne Doré.  35mm, b/w, 77 min.

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Clara Bow Rarities

UCLA Film & Television Archive holds a trove of unique fragmentary material on Clara Bow. This special presentation includes trailers from lost feature films, newsreels, recently discovered Technicolor outtakes, and Bow singing "True to the Navy" in the 1930 all-star revue Paramount on Parade. Don’t miss it!

Various formats, b/w and color, TRT: 30 min.