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Director  John Francis Dillon
Country  United States
The Perfect Flapper movie poster
Language  Silent film English intertitles
Writer  Jessie Henderson, Joseph F. Poland
Release date  1924 (1924)

The Perfect Flapper was a 1924 comedy film starring Colleen Moore. This was Moore's second "flapper film" after Flaming Youth. It was released after Through the Dark (made before Flaming Youth but in theaters after its release) and Painted People. The film is preserved at the Library of Congress along with a trailer.

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Story

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Young debutante Tommie Lou is unpopular. At her coming-out party, she turns to jazz antics to liven things up. After drinking punch spiked with alcohol (illegal at the time, as the film was made during Prohibition), she gets drunk and runs off to a road house with the husband of a friend. Nothing happens between them, but the action provokes a split between the husband and his wife. She contrives to get the couple back together, falling for the wife's divorce lawyer, and in the end everyone lives happily.

Cast

  • Colleen Moore as Tommie Lou Pember
  • Sydney Chaplin as Dick Trayle
  • Phyllis Haver as Gertrude Trayle
  • Lydia Knott as Aunt Sarah
  • Frank Mayo as Reed Andrews
  • Charles Wellesley as Joshua Pember
  • Background

    The film was made in the wake of the tremendous hit Flaming Youth. Originally intended to reunite the cast and crew of Flaming Youth, not everyone was available. The film was made as a comedy with dramatic undertones, while Flaming Youth had been a drama with comic aspects. To cash in on the popularity of Colleen's "flapper" character, the word "flapper" made it into the title. An additional draw was that the film showed a lot of skin. Sydney Chaplin was, of course, Charlie's older half-brother. The film was generally well-received as good light entertainment: "...you have been entertained and not caused to think too much.” The film did not match the popularity of Flaming Youth: an accounting of the earnings of Colleen’s pictures dated December 31, 1928 lists total earnings of Flaming Youth at $798,777 by 1928; The Perfect Flapper earned $531,008.56.

    References

    The Perfect Flapper Wikipedia


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