After accidentally killing the man who raped her and forced her into prostitution, a New Orleans woman flees to a Caribbean island. While she awaits her fiancé, the vicious local police chief sets his sights on her.
William A. Wellman
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Lil works for the Legendre Company and causes Bill to divorce Irene and marry her. She has an affair with businessman Gaerste and uses him to force society to pay attention to her. She has ... See full summary »
A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her.
Jack La Rue
Co-stars Clara Bow and Thelma Todd share the same birthday of July 29th, though Bow was born one year ahead of Todd. They would have turned 27 and 26, respectively, two months before filming began. See more »
After Nasa is attacked (and impregnated) by Larry Crosby, the next title card says "One Month Later in New Orleans". Even allowing her baby to be a healthy preemie, the title card is wrong biologically and in keeping with the story. See more »
I am in love. Well, it's a little late. I was only 5 when this movie came out. The movie itself is excellent cinema, filled with a bunch of pre-censorship no-no's. Ever notice how, in these old films, there is always one scene showing the lovely star in flimsy undergarments? I'm not complaining. I just brought it up (double meaning).
The gay bar scene was fascinating. Back in the early '40s, there was a bar called Club 666 (nothing to do with the Biblical number. That was their address). Half of the dancers/entertainers were male, but all of them, the men and women, were dressed as women. Customers were invited to to be polite touch them anywhere and were given prizes if they guessed the correct actual sex.
So, the gay scene was familiar. All the scenes in this flick were attention-getters. It alternated between funny and sad, the former offering some of the wittiest lines.
Bow, as a Texas gal or a Chicago high-lifer was 100% believable and entrancing, putting most of today's actresses in the shade. She is to pant for.
Her choice of men was dismal, necessary for the storytelling. It was interesting to realize that the National Aeronautical Space Administration was named in her honor.
She did blaze like a rocket.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and am ready to see it again. "Call Her Savage." Call it, to quote Tony the Tiger --- grrreeat.
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