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Shopgirl Betty Lou has designs on Cyrus Waltham, the handsome owner of the department store where she works. In hopes of attracting Waltham's attention, she accepts a date with his best friend. The romance gets even more complicated when a newspaper reporter mistakenly writes a story depicting Betty Lou as an unwed mother.
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The only edition at present that I've seen is the Milestone, but I can tell you that it lived up to its hype. The musical score by Carl Davis is brilliant and supplements the film beautifully. The picture quality and restoration are both first-rate; it's easy to see why audiences flocked to see Clara and her co-star, Antonio Moreno. Incidentally, I enjoyed seeing Moreno in this very-different role from the one he played opposite Greta Garbo a couple of years before in THE TEMPTRESS (available in the TCM Archives: The Garbo Silents Collection (The Temptress / Flesh and the Devil / The Mysterious Lady)).
IT, in case you're wondering, is (or at least *includes*) 'sex appeal.' This was a more polite way of talking about it...and sometimes subtlety doesn't hurt. It certainly doesn't injure THIS film.
Even though this edition is out-of-print, it's worth pursuing. Kino makes a great product and I have a great many films from them, but if you can lay hands on the Milestone edition, do it.
Directed by Clarence Badger, IT is a spirited, romantic comedy about a salesgirl in a department store (Bow) with eyes for her boss (Antonio Moreno), and the misunderstandings that ensue in her attempt to win his heart.
The film is a total delight from start to finish, and while most of this is due to Bow's captivating screen presence, IT also perfectly captures the carefree spirit of the 20's, especially in the fun Coney Island sequence.
There's two DVDs of IT that I recommend: Kino's 2001 release with a piano score by William Perry that also has the documentary, "Clara Bow: Discovering the 'It' Girl", and Milestone's 2003 restored version featuring a great orchestral score by Carl Davis, commentary by Jeanine Basinger and a stills gallery. Both versions are from the same source print, but Milestone's has a slight edge in sharpness and is the one connoisseurs like me will prefer. I got the Kino copy mainly for the documentary. I also have a soft spot for William Perry's work, as he scored so many silents from the Killiam Collection back in the day.
Whichever version you decide on - Kino or Milestone - this is a "feel good" movie that's very easy to watch and enjoy, thanks to the charming, effervescent Clara Bow. I guess if I had to pick one title to introduce newcomers to the unique pleasure of silent films, it would be IT.
Clearly, Clara Bow is the star here, front and center, but the supporting cast is fantastic as well. The story isn't particularly original, brilliant, or surprising, but then it doesn't have to be. In fact, it probably shouldn't be.
This Kino DVD is a fine transfer, with little grain, and looks sharp, clean, and wonedrfully clear considering its age. The soundtrack score is clean and fits well.
Clara Bow looks so adorable in this film that its hard not to fall in love with her as you watch this film. It's just such a charming little romantic piece full of cuteness and playfulness, just like Bow herself.