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Call Her Savage (1932)

TV-PG | | Drama | 27 November 1932 (USA)
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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(screenplay) (as Edwin Burke), (from the novel by)
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Sunny De Lane
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Lawrence Crosby
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Ruth Springer
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Ronasa
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Pete Springer
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Jay Randall
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Silas Jennings
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Old Man in Wagon Train
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Molly
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Mort
Dorothy Peterson ...
Silas' Wife
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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. Written by Ed Lorusso

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SHE'S BACK...and greater than ever See more »

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Release Date:

27 November 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

They Call Her Savage  »

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Budget:

$489,652 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to the documentary The Celluloid Closet (1995) (based on Vito Russo's book of the same name), this was the first Hollywood movie to depict a gay cabaret. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Spoofed in Call Her Sausage (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
In the score during the wagon train sequence
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call her savage - call her irrepressible
2 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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