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Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl (1999)

Clara Bow: Discovering the 'It' Girl features scenes from 25 of her films, as well as interviews with family members an acquaintances. Including seven minutes of additional material not seen in the TV version.

Director:

Hugh Munro Neely

Writers:

Elaina Archer (as Elaina B. Archer), John J. Flynn | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Courtney Love ... Self - Narrator (voice)
David Stenn ... Self - Clara's Biographer
Budd Schulberg ... Self - Author and Screenwriter
Catherine Mulligan Catherine Mulligan ... Self - Clara's Friend
Rex Bell Jr. Rex Bell Jr. ... Self - Clara's Son
Baby Peggy ... Self - Clara's Co-Star in 'Helen's Babies' 1924 (as Diana Sera Carey)
Leonard Maltin ... Self - Film Critic and Historian
A.C. Lyles ... Self - Producer at Paramount
Marion Shilling ... Self
Marge Marshall Marge Marshall ... Self - Clara's Friend
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Self - Clara's co-star in 'Wings' (voice) (as Buddy Rogers)
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Clara Bow: Discovering the 'It' Girl features scenes from 25 of her films, as well as interviews with family members an acquaintances. Including seven minutes of additional material not seen in the TV version.

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Perfect....except for one thing.
19 August 2002 | by Shelly_Servo3000See all my reviews

This is an engaging documentary of one of the most celebrated actresses on the history of the screen, Clara Bow. The snippets of movies not available to the viewing public is at once wonderful and sad, because unless we make a trip to MoMA, we won't be able to view most of these films. The only thing that makes this less than perfect is that Courtney Love is the narrator. She has an irritating voice, and sounds as if she's falling asleep during parts of the film. I'm sure that she was picked because she's considered an It girl of today, but why not get someone with real "oomph" and warmth to their voice, like Kate Hudson? Or someone with more voiceover experience, such as Glenn Close or Holly Hunter? Love's narration ruins an otherwise excellent documentary.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1999 (USA) See more »

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