Call Her Savage (1932)

TV-PG  |   |  Drama  |  27 November 1932 (USA)
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Sexy Texas gal storms her way through life, brawling and boozing until her luck runs out, forcing her to learn the errors of her ways.


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Complete credited cast:
Sunny De Lane
Lawrence Crosby
Ruth Springer
Weldon Heyburn ...
Willard Robertson ...
Pete Springer
Anthony Jowitt ...
Jay Randall
Fred Kohler ...
Silas Jennings
Russell Simpson ...
Old Man in Wagon Train
Carl Stockdale ...
Dorothy Peterson ...
Silas' Wife


Sexy Texas gal storms her way through life, brawling and boozing until her luck runs out, forcing her to learn the errors of her ways. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Release Date:

27 November 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sangue Vermelho  »

Box Office


$489,652 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


(FMC Library Print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Prints are rare. A fully restored print does exist, however, and is stored at the Museum of Modern Art. See more »


Opening scene depicts wagon train crossing the west, which would have happened in the 1840s -1860s. The title card after this scene says "18 years later in Rollins, Texas". The following scenes shows Nasa being born and then approximately 20 years later Nasa riding her horse. Her father observes her whipping Moonglow from his 1930's auto. Therefore, about 40 years have transpired, suggesting the wagon train was crossing the west in 1890. Transcontinental rail travel was common by 1880. See more »


Pete Springer: [having seen Nasa and Moonglow] Why were you whipping him?
Nasa Springer: I was practicing in case I ever get married.
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Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
In the score during the wagon train sequence
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A neglected masterpiece with a bravura performance from Clara Bow.
9 July 2001 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

What a film! Daring to tackle issues few films would even look at today. Stunningly photographed and directed, and with greater style than many early talkies. And at its heart is one of the best film performances ever - Clara Bow proves herself to be a magnificent actress in a role that demands she go through every possible emotion. What a loss it was to cinema when she retired, as great a loss as Garbo. Please MOMA get that restored print out on DVD, so that this great classic can be seen in all its glory!

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