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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

At approx. 01:05:00, the Empire State building and it's observation deck are shown briefly in what may be the iconic world landmarks' earliest depiction in any motion picture. link=tt0024216 is often credited as the first but link=tt0022737 came out a year earlier. As it was filmed in 1931, this means the building was barely completed during filming. 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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Oh! Susanna
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Rambling film, but star Clara Bow carries the vehicle.
3 November 1999 | by RJVSee all my reviews

CALL HER SAVAGE concerns the tumultuous adventures of a tempestuous, rebellious girl named Nasa Springer (Clara Bow). It is definitely not a film for everyone, as it contains some perverse elements such as a whipping scene. Indeed, CALL HER SAVAGE sometimes approaches high camp, such as in the film's prologue.

Despite the film's rambling storyline, however, it is never dull. This is chiefly due to Clara Bow's remarkable performance. CALL HER SAVAGE is proof that the silent star could easily handle talking films, using a low, throaty voice that matches the sensuality of her looks. Bow runs a gamut of emotions from anger to tenderness to elation to self-pity, and always with passionate conviction. Her performance conveys a well-rounded character who elicits the audience's sympathy and always remains credible, even if the scenario sometimes isn't. CALL HER SAVAGE is a must for Clara Bow fans.

*** out of ****


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