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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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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

Call Her Savage was based on the novel of the same name by author Tiffany Thayer. The novel was published in 1931. See more »

Goofs

The dresser mirror is knocked over at the beginning of Nasa and Larry's tussle, then reappears in its original position in the following shots. 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

Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995) 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 froberts73See 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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