Fun Size Review: Hula (1927)

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?

The screenplay leaves much to be desired but Bow is her usual charming self and she’s what 99% of viewers have come to see. Definitely worth seeing for her fans, though I do wish Paramount had given her a more interesting romantic partner.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Hula pretends to blow up her boyfriend’s dam, bankrupting him and spurring his wife to give him a divorce. But she faked it, the card!

If it were a dessert it would be: Piña Colada Lollipops. Actual connection to tropical flavor is dubious but that’s not going to stop anyone from indulging.

Read my full-length review here.

Availability: Released on DVD by Grapevine.


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