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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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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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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 "It" Girl's first talkie doesn't quite have "It"
5 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Clara Bow's first talkie demonstrates that it was not her voice or lack of talent which torpedoed her career in the very early 1930s, though she is not as winning here as in some of her silents (see IT). A group of slutty sorority sisters set their caps for new professor Fredric March (eerily similar to the plot of a German film which played US drive-ins in the 70s as SMARTY PANTS). Do you think he'll end up with one of the supporting players or with the femme lead?

A bit on the hokey side, and despite the come-on title, it doesn't even have a WILD PARTY. Bow looks slightly mature for a college girl, but check out Jack Oakie as a frat rat. To paraphrase Bluto, he looks like about 27 years of college shot to hell. More a curio than a classic, but tech credits are OK and the film is quite limber, under Dorothy Arzner's direction, for a 1929 talkie. For Bow at her most appealing, you still have to turn to silent films (see IT, again).


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