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Hula (1927)

The daughter of a pineapple plantation owner in Hawaii sets her sights on a married English engineer.


Victor Fleming


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Cast overview:
Clara Bow ... Hula Calhoun
Clive Brook ... Anthony Haldane
Arlette Marchal ... Mrs. Bane
Arnold Kent ... Harry Dehan
Miss DuPont ... Margaret Haldane (as Patricia Dupont)
Albert Gran ... Old Bill Calhoun
Agostino Borgato Agostino Borgato ... Uncle Edwin


The daughter of a pineapple plantation owner in Hawaii sets her sights on a married English engineer.

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Drama | Romance







Release Date:

28 August 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Lulu von Honolulu See more »


Box Office

Gross USA:

$436,342, 31 December 1927
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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the second of two films on which both star Clara Bow and director Victor Fleming worked together. They had previously worked on Mantrap (1926), during which they began a relationship that lasted for several months. See more »


Featured in The Love Goddesses (1965) See more »

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Bow Legs in Hawaii
20 July 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In Hawaii, "a land of swinging seas and swinging hips, where volcanoes are often active, and maidens always are," vivacious Clara Bow (as Hula Calhoun) grows into young womanhood. Ms. Bow is a "free spirit" who prefers the outdoors to her rancher family's stuffy, smoke-filled rooms. Bow's "coming of age" corresponds with the arrival of dashing Clive Brook (as Anthony Haldane); he comes to build a new irrigation dam on the Hawaiian island. Bow is smitten with Mr. Brook; but, he is strangely reluctant to reciprocate. After succumbing to Bow's kisses, Brook reveals the unfortunate truth - he's married.

Victor Fleming directs Clara Bow. Of "Paramount" importance, obviously, is showing as much of Bow as possible; in this case, legs are the obsession. Things get off to a good start with a bee stinging Bow's upper thigh during the introductory nude nature dip. As the title and locale promise, Bow dons a grass skirt for some "Hula" dancing, too. There is an odd kissing scene, which has Bow kissing the blood off Brook's cheek, after he is injured saving her dog. In a way, it qualifies Bow as a "vamp". Bow is certainly charming; and, this otherwise silly offering must have been an audience pleaser.

***** Hula (8/28/27) Victor Fleming ~ Clara Bow, Clive Brook, Arnold Kent

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