MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 998 this week

It (1927)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  15 February 1927 (USA)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 1,800 users  
Reviews: 52 user | 29 critic

A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy.

Directors:

(as Clarence Badger) , (uncredited)

Writers:

(story), (screen play), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 48 titles
created 08 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 40 titles
created 26 Oct 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 06 Jul 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "It" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: It (1927)

It (1927) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of It.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hoop-La (1933)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A hula dancer at a carnival sets out to seduce the son of the show's manager.

Director: Frank Lloyd
Stars: Clara Bow, Preston Foster, Richard Cromwell
Wings (1927)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen
It (TV Mini-Series 1990)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1960, seven outcast kids known as "The Loser Club" fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. 30 years later, they are called back to fight the same clown again.

Stars: Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O'Toole
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sexy Texas gal storms her way through life, brawling and boozing until her luck runs out, forcing her to learn the errors of her ways.

Director: John Francis Dillon
Stars: Clara Bow, Gilbert Roland, Thelma Todd
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Hugh Carver is an athletic star and a freshman at Prescott College. He falls in love with Cynthia Day, a popular girl who loves to go to parties. He finds that it is impossible to please ... See full summary »

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Donald Keith, Mary Alden, Henry B. Walthall
Red Hair (1928)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A free-spirited young girl has three middle-aged admirers, each of whom sees her from a completely different perspective. Unknown to her, they also happen to be the guardians of a wealthy young man to whom she is attracted.

Director: Clarence G. Badger
Stars: Clara Bow, Lane Chandler, William Austin
Hula (1927)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The daughter of a pineapple plantation owner in Hawaii sets her sights on a married English engineer.

Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Clara Bow, Clive Brook, Arlette Marchal
Get Your Man (1927)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young American girl in Paris falls in love with a handsome nobleman, but he is about to wed in an arranged marriage. She hatches a plan to overcome that obstacle and get her man.

Director: Dorothy Arzner
Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Josef Swickard
No Limit (1931)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Theater usherette Bunny O'Day (Clara Bow) inadvertently becomes hostess of a private gambling den, and gets involved in a romance with a ne'er-do-well gambler.

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Clara Bow, Norman Foster, Stuart Erwin
Mantrap (1926)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A sexy young manicurist living with her older backwoodsman husband in a small Canadian town finds herself attracted to a young, rich and famous divorce lawyer who comes to town on vacation.

Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Clara Bow, Ernest Torrence, Percy Marmont
It
Horror | Thriller

In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind torn body parts/remains. Soon afterwards, in a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are ... See full summary »

Director: Cary Fukunaga
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her. He really loves another woman, but didn't marry her for fear the marriage would end in divorce, like his parents'. Complications ensue.

Directors: Frank Lloyd, Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Clara Bow, Esther Ralston, Gary Cooper
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Cyrus Waltham
William Austin ...
Monty
Priscilla Bonner ...
Molly
Jacqueline Gadsden ...
Adela Van Norman (as Jacqueline Gadsdon)
Julia Swayne Gordon ...
Mrs. Van Norman
Elinor Glyn ...
(as Madame Elinor Glyn)
Edit

Storyline

Shopgirl Betty Lou has designs on Cyrus Waltham, the handsome owner of the department store where she works. Waltham, though, doesn't even know Betty Lou is around. In hopes of attracting Waltham's attention, she accepts a date with his best friend, Monty, under the condition that they dine at the Ritz, where Waltham also has a dinner date that evening. Her plan works and in no time at all she and Waltham are contemplating marriage. The romance cools when a newspaper reporter mistakenly writes a story depicting Betty Lou as an unwed mother. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

15 February 1927 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das gewisse Etwas  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Though the film is billed as an adaptation of Elinor Glyn's novel "It," the two stories have nothing to do with each other except that both revolve around her concept of "It." In her preface to the novel, Glyn wrote, "This is not the story of the moving picture entitled 'It,' but a character study of the story which the people in the picture read and discuss." See more »

Goofs

On the yacht, after playing the banjolele, Betty runs out of the frame carrying the instrument but in the next scene, she is empty-handed. See more »

Quotes

Monty Montgomery: I feel so low, old chap, that I could get on stilts and walk under a daschund.
See more »

Connections

Featured in 100 Years at the Movies (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's one of the best
5 February 2006 | by (Perth, WA) – See all my reviews

I decided I'd watch a little bit of this film on the computer. Knowing me I usually get distracted and stop watching but this film was so very different. My first silent film, and already a favourite. I could literally not stop watching Clara Bow, she was absolutely fascinating. I'd read David Stenn's wonderful biography on her so it was great to see her finally acting. When she's on screen you block out everything else and her acting ability wonderful - she can cry at the drop of a hat! So, instead of getting distracted I watched this movie the whole way through and enjoyed every moment of it... but my favourite parts were definitely with Clara. In fact, you could say I wasn't really interested in anyone else! This movie is HER movie. It's fun, flirty and just a great movie. I recommend it for anyone who loves silent movies, Clara Bow, or flirtatious movies pushing the limit. Age wise, I think I can recommend it for about 15 onwards - I'm 14 and I really enjoyed it - but not all teenagers will appreciate the film. Which is a pity, because it's wonderful!


14 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Clara Bow is it me or is she the most beautiful woman I have seen prmass1
Coney Island Date Alix1929
A zoom in the begining of the picture? michaelescher
Romantic Comedy beautiful_heretic
What's in Monty's hand? strei022
make of automobile DLuttinen-1
Discuss It (1927) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?