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Call Her Savage (1932)

Passed | | 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.

Writers:

Edwin J. Burke (screenplay) (as Edwin Burke), Tiffany Thayer (from the novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clara Bow ... Nasa Springer
Gilbert Roland ... Moonglow
Thelma Todd ... Sunny De Lane
Monroe Owsley ... Lawrence Crosby
Estelle Taylor ... Ruth Springer
Weldon Heyburn ... Ronasa
Willard Robertson ... Pete Springer
Anthony Jowitt ... Jay Randall
Fred Kohler ... Silas Jennings
Russell Simpson ... Old Man in Wagon Train
Margaret Livingston ... Molly
Carl Stockdale ... Mort
Dorothy Peterson ... Silas' Wife
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The throbbing adventures of a woman who unleashed her heart...so revelatory...so courageous in its searching depiction of the secret things in a woman's life that its burning words left a trail of readers breathless and amazed. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

They Call Her Savage See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$489,652 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

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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Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
In the score during the wagon train sequence
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Clara Bow Is Great
29 January 2005 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Lurid-but-fascinating tale of wild half-breed Texas heiress has everything in it, including whippings, prostitution, extra-marital affairs, a neglected baby, and singing homosexuals. Pre-Code stunner boasts Clara Bow's great talkie comeback (after a bunch of so-so talkies) and she is WONDERFUL as well as Gorgeous. Playing Nasa Springer, Bow gets to whip a snake and Gilbert Roland, have a cat fight with Thelma Todd, beat Monroe Owsley senseless, smash a guitar over a servant's head, and run wild from Texas to Chicago to New York City. Clara Bow is great in this film. Too bad Bow made only one more film after this one (the underrated Hoopla).

Estelle Taylor, Weldon Hayburn, Russell Simpson, Fred Kohler, Dorothy Peterson, Margaret Livingston, Anthony Jowitt, and Mischa Auer co-star.

Great line as the father drives up and says "Why are you whipping that man?" Clara Bow answers, "I'm practicing in case I ever get married." Priceless!


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