Director: Clarence G. Badger Run Time: 72 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR Release Year: 1927 Language: English subtitles
Starring: Antonio Moreno, Clara Bow, William Austin
A sales girl who has sex appeal in spades goes after a wealthy playboy in the third of our Live Sound Cinema Vamps and Virgins program – It with a live score performed by djangOrchestra.
In the cinematic silence of the roaring twenties Clara Bow personified the flapper- a modern woman who wanted to be able to drive, drink and stay out all night if she wanted! She’s a flapper, more fun loving and decadent that the vamp who lures men to certain doom. In It, Clara Bow plays a shopgirl who has her eye on the handsome owner of the department store she works in. Clara has ‘It’ and ‘It’ holds the promise of many happy nights and sleep-in mornings in the mind of a weak willed prosperous man. Miss Bow’s tangled sleepy-time hair and fleshy bounce is the epitome of Brooklyn sass, manic Jazz Age energy and guilt-free sex appeal. You will love It.
Mary Alouette (award-winning singer, composer, and bandleader) leads djangOrchesta. Together with her four gypsy jazzmen, she’ll orchestrate hot acoustic jazz guitar and blazing horns in the style of legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt that calls forth a sound that can be described as beautiful music and dangerous rhythm.
It is part of Nitehawk Cinema’s Vamps and Virgins series that explores the two sides of the leading lady spectrum in silent film.