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PRESERVATION STATUS: Lost . UPDATE! 9/8/98: A surprise trailer (in good condition) of this feature was shown at a recent UCLA Film Festival. Restored by David Stenn.
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp: May 14, 1927 (copyright: May 1927; LP23959). Silent; b&w. 35mm. 6 reels, 5,952 ft.
Presented by Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky. Associate Producer: B.P.Schulberg. Directed by: Frank Strayer. Screenplay: Louise Long, Ethel Doherty. Titles: George Marion, Jr. Adaptation by: Max Marcin. Photographed by: James Murray, Hal Rosson. Asst Director: George Crook.
Cast: Clara Bow (Rosie O'Reilly), Reed Howes (Joe Hennessey), Arthur Housman (Kid Farrell), Doris Hill (Ruth), Douglas Gilmore (Arthur Russell), John Miljan (Lew McKay), Henry Kolker (W.S. Davids).
SOCIETY COMEDY. Source: Nunnally Johnson, "Rough House Rosie," in Saturday Evening Post (198:16-17, Jun 12, 1926).
On a beach outing, Rosie O'Reilly, her friend Ruth, and her sweetheart, boxer Joe Hennessey, meet Kid Farrell. Joe's trainer; and a fortune-teller predicts Rosie's fame as a dancer. Rosie creates an act and gets it booked for a cabaret. In a misunderstanding over a diamond pin given her by Lew McKay, a cafe habitue, Rosie is jailed for stealing, but Arthur Russell identifies the jewel and rescues her. Impressed by Arthur's wealth and social position, Rosie soon forgets Joe, who then begins to study etiquette, but to no avail. On the night of Joe's big fight, Rosie, losing interest in Arthur's party, goes to the ring, diverts the attention of Joe's opponent, and thus assures Joe's final victory. (Information from "The American Film Institute Catalogue of Feature Films.")
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