It | Chicago Reader


Rated NR 72 minutes 1927

A department store clerk (Clara Bow) tries to live according to the tenets of Elinor Glyn's book about sex appeal (also titled It) and winds up marrying her boss. This fast and funny silent comedy of 1927 has one of the great lines of the period—"Hot socks! Here comes the boss!"—and as Dave Kehr has pointed out, it "launched Clara Bow as a star of extraordinary dimensions (most of them around the hips)." Directed by Clarence Badger, with Antonio Moreno, William Austin, Jacqueline Gadsdon, a young Gary Cooper, and Glyn herself, who worked on the script with Hope Loring and Louis D. Lighton. A real treat.

Film Credits

Director: Clarence G. Badger

Writer: Hope Loring and Louis D. Lighton

Producer: Clarence G. Badger, Elinor Glyn, Jesse L. Lasky, B.P. Schulberg and Adolph Zukor

Cast: Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, Gary Cooper, William Austin, Jacqueline Gadsdon, Julia Swayne Gordon, Priscilla Bonner, Eleanor Lawson, Rose Tapley, Elinor Glyn and Lloyd Corrigan



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