Our Dancing Daughters Reviews
The movie is silent and not in the greatest shape anymore, but that might have added a little to its charm. It's also interesting to see the short hairstyles, cloche hats, and the dialog:
Offering a drink:
"Li'l hot baby want a cool li'l sip?"
After a big kiss:
"What a service station *you* turned out to be!"
By the shoreline, to a pretty song; ah youth:
"It's such a pleasant thing - just to be alive!"
"You want to taste all of life - don't you?"
"Yes - all! I want to hold out my hands and catch it - like the sunlight."
This is the first of Joan Crawford's three "Flapper" movies. She plays coquettish Diana Medford who is trying to marry a young millionaire. Ben Black (Johnny Mack Brown) walks into her life and the sparks fly. But Diana's kind of wild jazz-age antics kind of scares Ben away. Diana isn't really all that wild, folks. She's a good girl.
Ann (Anita Page), although in reality a lot more wild than Diana, tries to steal Ben away with her down-to-earth act. Ben falls for it and marries Ann, to his later regret. Ben now looks towards Diana, who still loves the guy, but doesn't mess with married men.
One of Diana's girlfriends, Beatrice (Dorothy Sebastian) was the same kind of party girl once, and despite her handsome beau, Norman (Nils Asther) saying he loves her, he is very jealous of the attentions of those old party boys wanting to hang around.