Fun Size Review: Bare Knees (1928)

Virginia Lee Corbin is a Charleston-dancing, back-baring, perfume-splashing, lingerie-buying, hair-bobbing, baseball-playing jazz baby. When she returns home to live with her stodgy sister and equally stodgy brother-in-law, she finds herself causing scandals everywhere she goes. At her heart, though, Virginia is an old-fashioned girl. But her sister has a few secrets of her own. Which sister was the wild one again?

If you want a movie that captures the spirit of the Jazz Age, this is it. It’s not exactly high art but it never pretends to be and Corbin’s personality is infectious.

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

Our jazz baby takes the blame for her sister’s sins but it all works out in the end and she lands Donald Keith, the ultimate flapper movie matrimonial prize.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Dr. Pepper Cake Pops. Cute, quirky, a little goofy but very sweet.

Availability: Released on DVD by Grapevine.


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One Comment

  1. Larry Benaquist

    “Bare Knees” is a great film, with a terrific performance by Virginia Lee Corbin. Her arrival at her sister’s, while initially shocking them, saves their souls (and spirits).

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