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The Wild Party (1929)

Passed | | Comedy , Drama | 6 April 1929 (USA)
Wild girls at a college pay more attention to parties than their classes. But when one party girl, Stella Ames, goes too far at a local bar and gets in trouble, her professor has to rescue ... See full summary »

Director:

Dorothy Arzner

Writers:

Samuel Hopkins Adams (story) (as Warner Fabian), E. Lloyd Sheldon (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clara Bow ... Stella Ames
Fredric March ... James Gilmore
Marceline Day ... Faith Morgan
Shirley O'Hara Shirley O'Hara ... Helen
Adrienne Dore ... Babs (as Adrienne Doré)
Joyce Compton ... Eva Tutt
Jack Oakie ... Al
Jack Luden ... George
Phillips Holmes ... Phil
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Storyline

Wild girls at a college pay more attention to parties than their classes. But when one party girl, Stella Ames, goes too far at a local bar and gets in trouble, her professor has to rescue her. Gossip linking the two escalates until Stella proves she is decent by shielding an innocent girl and winning the professor's respect. Written by Ed Lorusso

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HEAR the "IT" in CLARA'S VOICE. (Print Ad- Auckland Star, ((Auckland, NZ)) 14 September 1929) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dzikie przyjecie See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is credited with the first use and invention of the "Boom Mic." Dorothy Arzner had a tech put the microphone on the end of a fishing pole and had the tech follow the actors to capture the sound. See more »

Quotes

James Gilmore: Have you ever seen the college from here? It's beautiful isn't it? Have you ever thought why it's there? Fifty or sixty years ago, a great woman suffered and slaved to build it. She braved the ridicule of her friends and the abuse of her contemporaries to bring a true freedom to women. Others have given their best to it because they have the same ideals. And what has happened to their ideal? You and others like you have turned the college into a country club for four years. Four years that you ...
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Soundtracks

My Wild Party Girl
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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Clara's first talkie
5 September 2006 | by JenniferA585See all my reviews

I'm going to have to disagree with the person who said you should watch it without the sound. You can tell its a early talkie and that all of the actresses are trying very hard to make the transition. Clara Bow was a sensational actress but she had a very hard time with sound. Its a cute film if you don't over analyze it too much. And its fun to hear what Clara sounded like. You can kind of hear her Brooklyn accent if you listen really hard. It is cheesy but its 1929! You weren't allowed to do anything in 1929! Clara is great and its unfortunate that she retired by the time she was 27. The Wild Party is about girls who don't take college seriously until Clara, who's kinda like the queen bee, meets Frederic March, who is her professor. Its fun to see what life may have been like in the early years of sound. Clara was so talented and beautiful.


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