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Hula (1927)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  28 August 1927 (USA)
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The daughter of a pineapple plantation owner in Hawaii sets her sights on a married English engineer.

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Hula Calhoun
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Anthony Haldane
Arlette Marchal ...
Mrs. Bane
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The daughter of a pineapple plantation owner in Hawaii sets her sights on a married English engineer.

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Music composed by Jacob M. Velt.
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Bow Legs in Hawaii
20 July 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

In Hawaii, "a land of swinging seas and swinging hips, where volcanoes are often active, and maidens always are," vivacious Clara Bow (as Hula Calhoun) grows into young womanhood. Ms. Bow is a "free spirit" who prefers the outdoors to her rancher family's stuffy, smoke-filled rooms. Bow's "coming of age" corresponds with the arrival of dashing Clive Brook (as Anthony Haldane); he comes to build a new irrigation dam on the Hawaiian island. Bow is smitten with Mr. Brook; but, he is strangely reluctant to reciprocate. After succumbing to Bow's kisses, Brook reveals the unfortunate truth - he's married.

Victor Fleming directs Clara Bow. Of "Paramount" importance, obviously, is showing as much of Bow as possible; in this case, legs are the obsession. Things get off to a good start with a bee stinging Bow's upper thigh during the introductory nude nature dip. As the title and locale promise, Bow dons a grass skirt for some "Hula" dancing, too. There is an odd kissing scene, which has Bow kissing the blood off Brook's cheek, after he is injured saving her dog. In a way, it qualifies Bow as a "vamp". Bow is certainly charming; and, this otherwise silly offering must have been an audience pleaser.

***** Hula (8/28/27) Victor Fleming ~ Clara Bow, Clive Brook, Arnold Kent


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