Melbourne Cinémathèque Melbourne Cinémathèque, Melbourne Queer Film Festival and ACMI presents

The Wild Party

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The Wild Party (Poster)

The “It” girl talks in this compassionate, “spirited analysis of the pitfalls of gendered conformity” (Kevin Hagopian).

Silent superstar Clara Bow stars in Paramount Picture's (and Dorothy Arzner’s) first talkie as the most popular party girl in a women’s college dorm full of high-spirited flapper co-eds.

The film’s critical and box-office success confirmed Arzner’s career as a director of A-list contemporary melodramas and breezy social comedies as well as a specialist in star-making vehicles for up-and-coming actresses.

With Fredric March, Marceline Day and Jack Oakie.

35mm print courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.