A Clara Bow vehicle released during the height of her popularity, “Hula” refers to the main character’s name, as well as a dance. She likes Clive Brook but his pesky estranged wife is in the way. What’s a flapper to do? Fancy a bit of light terrorism?
When is comes to silent film sass, no one can beat Clara Bow. Her films were often short on both budget and plot, so Bow had to carry the whole thing through sheer personality. It quite often worked.
There were a lot of flappers in silent Hollywood. Hey, it was the twenties, after all. However, none of them seemed to have as much fun as Clara Bow.
Clara Bow goes Hawaiian in this Victor Fleming-directed rom-com. The target of Miss Bow’s affections is a very shocked (and very married) Clive Brook. The whole thing is pretty much an excuse to get Clara into grass skirts and wet frocks but she sells it.
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