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The Wild Party  /  Anybody's Woman

The Wild Party  (1929)
July 31, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, in cooperation with Universal Studios and Paramount Pictures.

The Wild Party  (1929)

Director Dorothy Arzner guided Clara Bow to a winning performance in this, her first sound feature.  Stella is an inveterate partier at an all-girl college.  But when a favorite classmate is implicated in a scandal, Stella heroically defends her friend's reputation at the expense of her own.  Rich with pre-Code delights (including furtive, "innocent" bed-hopping with college professors), one may easily detect the film's insistence on the supremacy of female friendships.

Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.  Producer: E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Director: Dorothy Arzner.  Screenwriter: E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Based on a story by Warner Fabian.  Cinematographer: Victor Milner.  Editor: Otto Lovering.  With: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Marceline Day, Shirley O’Hara, Adrienne Doré.  35mm, b/w, 77 min.


Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the Myra Reinhard Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Jodie Foster, in cooperation with Universal Studios.

Anybody's Woman  (1930)

Out-of-work chorine Pansy Gray (Ruth Chatterton) accepts an irresponsible marriage proposal from Neil Dunlap (Clive Brook), an intoxicated dandy, and winds up in high society, to the horror of her newfound "family."  Reforming her dissolute husband and striving to be an honest social success, Pansy is compromised by the flirtations of several men, including Neil's most important client, for which she is denounced as a seductress.

Paramount Publix Corp.  Director: Dorothy Arzner.  Screenwriter: Zoë Akins, Doris Anderson.  Cinematographer: Charles Lang.  Editor: Jane Loring.  With: Ruth Chatterton, Clive Brook, Paul Lukas.  35mm, b/w, 80 min.