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Hula (1927)

The daughter of a pineapple plantation owner in Hawaii sets her sights on a married English engineer.

Director:

Victor Fleming

Writers:

Doris Anderson (adaptation), Ethel Doherty | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Clara Bow ... Hula Calhoun
Clive Brook ... Anthony Haldane
Arlette Marchal ... Mrs. Bane
Arnold Kent ... Harry Dehan
Miss DuPont ... Margaret Haldane (as Patricia Dupont)
Albert Gran ... Old Bill Calhoun
Agostino Borgato ... Uncle Edwin
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The daughter of a pineapple plantation owner in Hawaii sets her sights on a married English engineer.

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Clara Bow, the flaming flapper, is with us again in a tidal wave of love in the tropics. You will surely enjoy seeing this show! (Print Ad- Aspen Daily Times, ((Aspen, Colo.)) 20 April 1928)

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This was the second of two films on which both star Clara Bow and director Victor Fleming worked together. They had previously worked on Mantrap (1926), during which they began a relationship that lasted for several months. See more »

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Featured in The Love Goddesses (1965) See more »

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Clara Bow and her little grass skirt
26 September 2005 | by drednmSee all my reviews

OK Clara Bow silent film from 1927, it's a spin-off of Rain, with Bow playing the half-Hawaiian wild daughter of the local pineapple king who falls in love with the staid English engineer--Clive Brook. Bow competes with the local widow (Arlette Marchal) for his attentions, but both women get a big surprise when his wife shows up (Patricia Dupont). The predatory wife is ready for a divorce until she discovers he might be on the verge of a fortune. Bow settles her hash fast.

Bow has personality to spare and has a few great scenes: her opening nude bath, her hula in a grass skirt, and the dog rescue scene with Bow and Brook doing their own stunts.

Note: the IMDb credit list is wrong. The film credits (from the DVD I have) list Patricia Dupont as playing Mrs. Haldane---not Margaret Truax as listed on IMDb.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Lulu von Honolulu See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$436,342
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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