Clara plays wealthy Prudence Severin, whose reckless, profligate behavior causes nothing but headaches for her father. A detective (Lee Moran) is hired to protect Prudence from herself, but to no avail.

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Prudence Severn
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Wayne Leigh
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Clara plays wealthy Prudence Severin, whose reckless, profligate behavior causes nothing but headaches for her father. A detective (Lee Moran) is hired to protect Prudence from herself, but to no avail.

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A Whimsical Flapper
20 July 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Aspiring author, Clara Bow (as Prudence "Prue" Severn) leaves her staid home for the wild life in New York's artistic Greenwich Village community. So, her concerned family hires two thrill-seeking ex-dough-boys to look after Ms. Bow, and, hopefully, persuade her to come home. The soldiers of fortune are: cute bow-tied Donald Keith (as Bartley "Bart" Greer) and his comic buddy Lee Moran (as Dick Flynn); they move into Bow's apartment building, where she lives with sculptress Carmelita Geraghty (as Wayne Leigh). Mr. Keith is attracted to the vivacious Bow. Although interested in Keith, Bow senses he is being paid to "watch over her"; so, she decides to elope with handsome Francis McDonald (as Rolf).

Bow is sexy and splendid, in this "youth" comedy. Her often commented on "personification" of the 1920s "flapper" is on full display. Her masquerade party costume and make-up are terrific. Bow, with her light touch and young years, is flush with material that made many contemporary actresses appear foolish. Boyish Keith, a frequent co-star, plays very well with Bow; they were a great romantic team. Bow also brings out the best in Mr. McDonald and Ms. Geraghty. But, the most valuable supporting player has to be the quick-on-his-feet Mr. Moran. He's a rubbery-legged Buster Keaton. "My Lady of Whims" features its star in fine form, with a smart cast.

******** My Lady of Whims (12/25/25) Dallas M. Fitzgerald ~ Clara Bow, Donald Keith, Lee Moran, Francis McDonald


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