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It (1927)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 15 February 1927 (USA)
A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy.

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(as Clarence Badger), (uncredited)

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(story and adaptation), (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Betty Lou
... Cyrus T. Waltham
... 'Monty' Montgomery
... Molly
... Adela Van Norman
... Mrs. Van Norman
... Madame Elinor Glyn (as Madame Elinor Glyn)
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Storyline

Shopgirl Betty Lou has designs on Cyrus Waltham, the handsome owner of the department store where she works. Waltham, though, doesn't even know Betty Lou is around. In hopes of attracting Waltham's attention, she accepts a date with his best friend, Monty, under the condition that they dine at the Ritz, where Waltham also has a dinner date that evening. Her plan works and in no time at all she and Waltham are contemplating marriage. The romance cools when a newspaper reporter mistakenly writes a story depicting Betty Lou as an unwed mother. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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15 February 1927 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das gewisse Etwas  »

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Though the film is billed as an adaptation of Elinor Glyn's novel "It," the two stories have nothing to do with each other except that both revolve around her concept of "It." In her preface to the novel, Glyn wrote, "This is not the story of the moving picture entitled 'It,' but a character study of the story which the people in the picture read and discuss." See more »

Goofs

As Waltham climbs onto the anchor, his shirt sleeve is intact. The scene cuts away to Monty & Adela in the rowboat for a brief moment but in the next scene, Waltham's sleeve is completely torn. See more »

Quotes

[about slapping Cyrus when he tried to kiss her]
Betty Lou: I'm sorry, but a girl has to do that. You know how things are.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Silent Classics (1990) See more »

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Spectacular with live theatre organ accompaniment!
10 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

How sad that so few viewers will be able to experience seeing a silent film accompanied by a masterful artist playing a theatre pipe organ (e.g., Wurlitzer, Kimball, Moller, Barton, Compton, etc.). I recently saw Chris Elliott accompany this delightful movie on the fabulous Dickinson Kimball theatre pipe organ as one of the regular concerts held by the Dickinson Theatre Organ Society (Wilmington, DE). You forget that you are listening to a live accompaniment - the music becomes part of the film as if included in a soundtrack. But it's so much more than a soundtrack played back by a sound system. The organ tells the story just as much as do the facial expressions in these silent movies of the 1920s. The audience's laughter at the looks, antics, and words on the screen create an enjoyment unique to these silent flicks. At the conclusion of the movie, when Clara Bow gets her man, the mighty Kimball roared to a thrilling, full-organ climax at probably near 100 decibels.


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