Fun Size Review: The Idol Dancer (1920)

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.

Director D.W. Griffith makes the most of his scenery and poses some interesting religious and ethical questions but nothing really pays off. Too many reused elements from his earlier films and about 30 minutes too long. See it for the lively Seymour and a welcome dark turn from Richard Barthelmess.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Clarine and Richard convert to Christianity and end up together.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Pineapple Upside-Down Mini Cakes. Cute but a whole lot of canned goods involved.

Availability: Released on DVD.


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