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1920-1929

Love 'em and Leave 'em (1926)

Director, Frank Tuttle. Cast: Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray, Louise Brooks. Brooks as jazz-baby and flirtatious flapper is almost more than big sister can handle, who bails her out when she gambles away the department store's party fund. 64 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Mantrap (1926)

Directed by Victor Fleming. Cast: Clara Bow, Ernest Torrence, Ralph Prescott. A young woman's flirtatious nature leads her to romantic adventures at a back woods outpost along the Canadian border in the 1920's. 66 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
See also:Clara Bow bibliography

Miss Lulu Bett (1921)

Directed by William C. de Mille. Cast Lois Wilson, Theodore Roberts, Helen Ferguson, Mabel Van Buren. "Lulu Bett and her mother live with her sister, Ina, and brother-in-law, Dwight, and their two daughters - Diana, an older teenager, and a younger daughter, Monona, the typical pesky adolescent. Lulu is the housekeeper, cook and all-around "drudge" for the household and, although a relative, is treated with no more compassion than hired help and possibly with more disdain. Her domineering brother-in-law apparently takes great pleasure in cruel teasing, even his own children.

Moran of the Lady Letty (1922)

Directed by George Melford. Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Dorothy Dalton, Walter Long. "Wealthy young man Ramon Laredo is abducted and put into service aboard a ship commanded by a none-too-scrupulous smuggler. When the ship encounters the foundering "Lady Letty," some of the Letty's crew is brought aboard, including Letty 'Moran' Sternerson, feisty daughter of the Letty's captain. Moran and Ramon have little use for each other, but when trouble erupts and the smuggler Captain Kitchell turns his evil eye on Moran, it is Ramon who comes to her rescue." [IMDB] 68 min.

My Lady of Whims (1925)

Director: Dallas M. Fitzerald. Cast: Clara Bow, Donald Keith, Carmelita Geraghty, Francis McDonald, Lee Moran. Prudence is actually a nice girl at heart, even though she's led her indulgent but worried Dad to believe she's kicking up her heels and living life to the full in Greenwich Village. So Dad hires a muscle man to track down his "wayward" daughter and see that she stays out of trouble. 44 min.

Neighbors (1920)

Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline. Keaton and hisattractive neighbor pass love notes through holes in a fencebecause of their disapproving families. But even once the couplegets together, their union and upcoming marriage cause even moreproblems. Keaton swings from clotheslines by his toes, wiggles withhis head in the ground like a human carrot, and has a hilariousinability to keep his pants up. The Neighbors also features racialattitudes that are beyond troubling.

Olive Thomas, Everybody's Sweetheart [Documentary]

Olive Thomas was one of Hollywood's first true movie stars, the wife of Jack Pickford and a former Ziegfeld showgirl. Hailed in her time as one of the most beautiful women in the world, Thomas' rising film career was cut short by her tragic, and controversial, death at age 25. 57 min.

One Arabian Night (Sumurun) (Germany, 1920)

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Cast: Pola Negri, Ernst Lubitsch. "The richness of Max Reinhardt's stage direction of Friedrich Feska's play, THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, is transferred and adapted to the screen by Reinhardt's protege Ernst Lubitsch who, in his final acting performance, as the hunchback clown Buckliger, heads a sterling internationally flavored cast which he directs with his customary vigor in this German production, one of the last films made by Lubitsch in Europe.

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