Thursday, May 3, 2018

My Lady of Whims (1925)

Two former soldiers (Bartley Greer and Lee Moran) are hired by a rich father to bring his wayward daughter (Clara Bow) home from the bohemian life in Greenwich Village.

Bartley's intention is to befriend Clara and persuade her to return home though not being the sharpest tool in the box Clara sees through that and knows he is an agent of her father pretty much from the off.

So follows rip-roaring adventures, skin tight outfits and wild parties. Bartley tries various schemes to bring Clara back home though she also has her own plans to stay away forever. The film is sometimes silly though seldom bores and the view of the scandalous Jazz Age is fascinating. Clara looks amazing, the personification of the flapper.