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Off-site: Call Her Savage

Actor Clara Bow holding a whip and glaring at a man.
February 10, 2024 - 1:30 pm

Please note that this screening will be held at the Autry Museum. Tickets are available on the Autry Museum website.

Call Her Savage

U.S., 1932

The penultimate role of Hollywood’s original “It Girl,” Clara Bow stars as Nasa Springer, a rebellious, young Texan who burns through life quicker than she can take it in. Her reckless ways take her on a riches-to-rags story accented by flourishes of 1930s opulence and human tragedy, leading her to a startling revelation about her true heritage. Notable for its plays on stereotypes of mixed-race Indigeneity as well as early instances of openly gay characters on screen, Bow’s performance ultimately commands sympathy for the plight of a people unable to fully fit within either of their worlds in the early 20th century.

35mm, b&w, 88 min. Director: John Francis Dillon. Writer: Edwin J. Burke. With: Clara Bow, Gilbert Roland, Thelma Todd.

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