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Call Her Savage (1932)

Call Her Savage (1932)

Call Her Savage





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A half-breed Indian girl marries simply to spite her dad, leading her down a path of illegitimate birth and prostitution before she meets a fellow of similarly mixed heritage who wants to take care of her. This oddball melodrama featuring faded silent star Clara Bow is a grab-bag of raunchy pre-code delights.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Edwin H. Burke
In Theaters:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Clara Bow
as Nasa Springer
Monroe Owsley
as Lawrence Crosby
Thelma Todd
as Sunny De Lane
Estelle Taylor
as Ruth Springer
Willard Robertson
as Peter Springer
Arthur Hoyt
as Attorney
Hale Hamilton
as Cyrus Randall
Mischa Auer
as Agitator in restaura...
Mary Gordon
as Tenement lady
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All Critics (3)

Prostitution, 'half-breeds,' cross-dressing, cat fights, dog-wrestling, 'wild poets,' wagon-train lechery and rampant bralessness are among the consistently jaw-dropping elements of this rollicking 1932 melodrama,

Full Review… | October 3, 2014
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Entertaining pre-Code drama, with a vibrant Clara Bow at full-throttle speed.

Full Review… | July 27, 2012
Film Threat

Full Review… | April 24, 2012
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Audience Reviews for Call Her Savage


wild pre code melodrama, everything but the kitchen sink!!

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Interesting and surprisingly explicit for its time. 82 years old and if I remember correctly, before the Hays code. They could do anything they wanted and they sure did! Clara Bow romps around with breasts flying and even walks around in a silk teddie with nothing on underneath. Pretty racy for 1932. You can easily tell why Bow was such a big star - with those big eyes and effortless acting. She was a natural. My fifteen minutes of watching weren't enough - I would have liked to have seen the whole thing. Be aware of some rascist overtones - a different social era. Alas, cereal only lasts so long and work beckons so 15 minutes is all I have to review. If you love old, old movies I would recommend this. High drama at its best... for its time.

princess dork .

gr8 vehicle for the IT grrl clara bow this is the first talkie i've seen her in and her voice is wonderful.

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