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Call Her Savage

U.S., 1932

The penultimate role of Hollywood’s original “It Girl,” Clara Bow stars as Nasa Springer, a rebellious, young Texan who burns through life quicker than she can take it in. Her reckless ways take her on a riches-to-rags story accented by flourishes of 1930s opulence and human tragedy, leading her to a startling revelation about her true heritage. Notable for its plays on stereotypes of mixed-race Indigeneity as well as early instances of openly gay characters on screen, Bow’s performance ultimately commands sympathy for the plight of a people unable to fully fit within either of their worlds in the early 20th century.

35mm, b&w, 88 min. Director: John Francis Dillon. Writer: Edwin J. Burke. With: Clara Bow, Gilbert Roland, Thelma Todd.

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