A South Seas vehicle for flapper-in-the-making Clarine Seymour, who died soon after filming was completed. She’s the best thing about the film and basically too good for it.Continue reading “Fun Size Review: The Idol Dancer (1920)”
White Almond Flower (Clarine Seymour) is a flapper-ish island girl who just can’t choose between a sickly missionary (Creighton Hale) and an atheist beach bum (Richard Barthelmess). Will WAF be “civilized” or will she be free to continue her moonlight idolatry? D.W. Griffith directs this tale of religion, the nature of civilization and shimmy-shimmy shakes.
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