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The Wild Party (1929)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama  -  6 April 1929 (USA)
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Wild girls at a college pay more attention to parties than their classes. But when one party girl, Stella Ames, goes too far at a local bar and gets in trouble, her professor has to rescue ... See full summary »

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Stella Ames
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James Gilmore
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Faith Morgan
Shirley O'Hara ...
Helen
Adrienne Dore ...
Babs (as Adrienne Doré)
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Eva Tutt
Jack Oakie ...
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George
Phillips Holmes ...
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Wild girls at a college pay more attention to parties than their classes. But when one party girl, Stella Ames, goes too far at a local bar and gets in trouble, her professor has to rescue her. Gossip linking the two escalates until Stella proves she is decent by shielding an innocent girl and winning the professor's respect. Written by Ed Lorusso

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The life of the party and HOW!

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Comedy | Drama

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6 April 1929 (USA)  »

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Dzikie przyjecie  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.20 : 1
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One of the earliest of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since. See more »

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James Gilmore: Have you ever seen the college from here? It's beautiful isn't it? Have you ever thought why it's there? Fifty or sixty years ago, a great woman suffered and slaved to build it. She braved the ridicule of her friends and the abuse of her contemporaries to bring a true freedom to women. Others have given their best to it because they have the same ideals. And what has happened to their ideal? You and others like you have turned the college into a country club for four years. Four years that you ...
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My Wild Party Girl
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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The past lingers on
29 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Among those players who were both willing and able to make the transition from silents to talkies we cannot include Clara Bow. This picture rather vividly and graphically shows why. Her acting style is eminently suited to silent films, relying as it does on exaggerated gestures, mannerisms and facial expressions. Accompanied by dialogue, as it is here, such a style seems forced, and badly overplayed. The situation is not helped at all by Fredric March's very low-key performance as her leading man.

If you're going to watch this film, try it with the sound off. You won't miss much, and Clara's acting will be much easier to take.


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