• Tues Feb 28

intro by CU professor Louis Hyman (ILR)

Clarence G. Badger
Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, Elinor Glyn

“Just you wait—I’ll take the snap out of your garters yet,” warns Clara Bow in this sexy silent classic, and she does. The Brooklyn-born star was transformed by Hollywood from a working-class girl into an icon for the Jazz Age, and no film did more to establish her persona as a man-hungry flapper than the glamorous romantic comedy It. “Who, onscreen, could equal her sensuality, emotional fervor, joie de vivre, and sheer animal magnetism?... The childlike sexual allure Bow radiates is all her own, as an alarmingly vivacious department store salesgirl who falls for her boss and steals him from his society girlfriend with a night of Coney Island fun. A tale of working-class triumph, It and It’s star placed the medium of motion pictures firmly on the side of the masses who thronged the five-cent theaters.” (Village Voice) Print has musical soundtrack.


Digital Projection bw
1 hour 12 minutes
release year/country
1927 USA