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1 September 1928 (USA) See more »
THE JAZZ MAD GIRL THE JAZZ MAD WHIRL A romance of flaming youth, the children of the rich, and the jazz-mad age. (Print Ad- Steuben Courier, ((Bath, NY)) 1 February 1929)
A flapper who's secretly a good girl and a gold digging floozy masquerading as an ingénue both vie for the hand of a millionaire. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
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Wouldst fling a hoof with me? See more (22 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joan Crawford ... Diana Medford

Johnny Mack Brown ... Ben Blaine (as John Mack Brown)

Nils Asther ... Norman

Dorothy Sebastian ... Beatrice

Anita Page ... Ann

Kathlyn Williams ... Ann's Mother

Edward J. Nugent ... Freddie (as Edward Nugent)
Dorothy Cumming ... Diana's Mother

Huntley Gordon ... Diana's Father (as Huntly Gordon)
Evelyn Hall ... Freddie's Mother

Sam De Grasse ... Freddie's Father (as Sam de Grasse)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Geraldine Dvorak ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Mary Gordon ... Scrubwoman (uncredited)

Lydia Knott ... Scrubwoman (uncredited)

Robert Livingston ... Party Boy (uncredited)

Fred MacKaye ... One of Diana's Admirers (uncredited)
Alona Marlowe ... Party Girl (uncredited)

Bert Moorhouse ... Diana's Party Friend (uncredited)

Gordon Westcott ... Diana's Party Friend (uncredited)

Directed by
Harry Beaumont 
Writing credits
Josephine Lovett (story and scenario)

Marian Ainslee (titles)

Ruth Cummings (titles by)

Produced by
Hunt Stromberg .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
William Axt (uncredited)
Cinematography by
George Barnes (photographed by)
Film Editing by
William Hamilton (film editor)
Margaret Booth (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harold S. Bucquet .... assistant director
Art Department
Cedric Gibbons .... settings
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Cox .... wardrobe
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USA:84 min (Turner library print) | USA:85 min (copyright length)
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (musical score and sound effects) | Silent
Argentina:Atp | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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When he meets Diana, Ben Blaine is introduced to her as "Ben Blaine of Birmingham. The finest halfback the University of Alabama ever had." In fact, actor Johnny Mack Brown had previously been a halfback for the University of Alabama's 1926 national championship football team. At the 1926 Rose Bowl, Brown had earned the Most Valuable Player award by scoring 2 of Alabama's 3 touchdowns in an upset win over the University of Washington. (When the movie was released in 1928, Brown's status as a college football star would have been familiar to movie audiences.)See more »
Ann's Mother:Ann, be cautious. A rich man wants his money's worth!
Ann:I know, Mother - you've preached the formula often enough! Beauty - and - purity! But after I'm married, won't I have a fling!
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Lonely Little BluebirdSee more »


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Wouldst fling a hoof with me?, 4 January 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

Silent movie with music soundtrack is best known today for being the movie that made Joan Crawford a star. She's good here but shown up by Anita Page, whose drunken histrionics provide the movie with its life. The lack of vocal dialogue greatly helps the presence of Johnny Mack Brown, possessor of one of the worst Southern accents the big screen ever saw. First half hour is a little tedious. It's a series of scattered scenes showing flappers hoofing it up and bickering with their mothers who don't want them to be tramps. The rest of the film deals with love triangle between Crawford, Mack, and Page. The over-the-top ending is the best part. Good for curiosity's sake.

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