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F. Oakley Crawford (story)
Lois Hutchinson (adaptation)
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1 August 1925 (USA) See more »
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Street people Armand and Marie are madly in love, and she persuades Armand and other gang members to rob the home of Pierre Marcel... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Clara Bow ... Marie
Donald Keith ... Armand
Lillian Leighton ... Frouchard
J. Gordon Russell ... D'Avril (as James Gordon Russell)
Hazel Keener ... Margot
Lou Tellegen ... Pierre Marcel
Jean De Briac ... Knifer
Otto Matieson ... Apache Leader
Alyce Mills ... Jean D'Arcy
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Directed by
Louis J. Gasnier  (as Gasnier)
 
Writing credits
F. Oakley Crawford (story)

Lois Hutchinson (adaptation)

Produced by
B.P. Schulberg .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Allen G. Siegler  (as Allen Siegler)
 

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70 min | USA:65 min
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USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Clara Bow Eyes Lou Tellegen -- But Not for Love!, 3 March 2008
Author: JohnHowardReid

It's hard to believe, but on the evidence of this delight of a movie, undoubtedly true, that Louis J. "Reefer Madness" Gasnier was once a highly competent director. Even in the condensed 62-minute version currently available (with at least two obvious cuts, one of them right before the fade-out), directorial ability shines through every scene, particularly those with the three principals. As usual, Clara Bow rivets attention right from her very first entrance to her final clinch, skilfully managing the remarkable transition from energetic hoyden to graceful débutante with charisma, style and panache; while Lou Tellegen (whom I have been waiting to see for 52 years and have finally caught up with) subtly conveys the charm, presence and instant audience identification that illuminated his stage roles opposite the great Sarah Bernhardt; and, as expected, Lillian Leighton is a comic riot when her awesomely pugnacious La Frouchard transforms herself into a pillar of Parisian society.

The other players, including personable hero, Donald Keith (who disappears for a long stretch), have little to do, although "Monsieur Frouchard" provides some splendid bits of comedy inaction in the domestic fight scene when La Leighton lets loose.

Of course, you can't really take the convoluted plot (or even the characters) too seriously, but who cares? It's all great entertainment.

Beautifully photographed and most attractively costumed and set, this big-budget movie is presented on an excellent (10 out of ten) Kino DVD with "Down to the Sea in Ships".

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