'Call Her Savage' (1932), followed by 'Hoop-La' (1933)
Friday, January 4, 2013
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Call Her Savage: Clara Bow Hits the Screen
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General: $9.00; Non-UCLA students, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required): $8.00; UCLA students (current ID required): free.
*In-person: David Stenn, author of "Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild".
'Call Her Savage' (1932), directed by John Francis Dillon. Bow hijacks this pulpiest of all Pre-Code sagas as a hot-headed Texas heiress whose fortunes fall and rise as she confronts perversion, prostitution, venereal disease and other social ills while finding time to brawl in a Greenwich Village gay bar.
Followed by 'Hoop-La' (1933), directed by Frank Lloyd. A racy Pre-Code tale of love, revenge, and redemption on the carnival midway, Clara Bow’s final role, at age 28, showcases her comedic snap and dramatic talents as well as her physical allure. As a circus dancer who takes a wager to seduce the show manager’s son, only to find herself falling for him, Bow’s portrayal is a winning swan song.