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It (1927)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 15 February 1927 (USA)
A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy.

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(as Clarence Badger), (uncredited)

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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>

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Comedy | Romance

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Das gewisse Etwas  »

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Trivia

In the David Stenn biography of Clara Bow that was published in 1988, actress Priscilla Bonner recalled that Elinor Glyn visited the set a couple of times, wearing several purple veils that, it was obvious, were meant to mask recent plastic surgery scars that has not yet healed. Bonner said she disliked Glyn right away, finding her to be pretentious and artificial. However, she said she loved working with Clara Bow. See more »

Goofs

As Waltham climbs onto the anchor, his shirt sleeve is intact. The scene cuts away to Monty & Adela in the rowboat for a brief moment but in the next scene, Waltham's sleeve is completely torn. See more »

Quotes

Inter-title card: Poverty is no disgrace - until meddling neighbors hear of it.
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All Those Years Ago
2 February 2004 | by (Montréal) – See all my reviews

Watching this film, I couldn't help but think that everyone depicted on the screen is now dead. We live in a changed world because we can now see better how people were before. Would our world today be different if we could see Napoleon or Elizabeth in interview?

Well, Clara Bow was clearly something. Her face explains everything she feels. We all do this at various times but she apparently did it on command.

I prefer 'Wings' to 'It' but that's tantamount to saying I prefer 'The Sand Pebbles' to 'Pretty Woman' - or 'The Quiet American' to 'Chasing Amy'. Wait a second. 'Chasing Amy' is not bad, but this silent movie was made almost 80 years ago and in my humble opinion, "It" is much better. Why? Because of Clara Bow. Check it out.


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