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Red Hair (1928)

A free-spirited young girl has three middle-aged admirers, each of whom sees her from a completely different perspective. Unknown to her, they also happen to be the guardians of a wealthy young man to whom she is attracted.

Director:

Clarence G. Badger

Writers:

Elinor Glyn (novel), Lloyd Corrigan (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clara Bow ... Bubbles McCoy
Lane Chandler ... Robert Lennon
William Austin ... Dr. Eustace Gill
Jacqueline Gadsdon ... Minnie Luther (as Jacqueline Gadsden)
Lawrence Grant ... Judge Rufus Lennon
Claude King ... Thomas L. Burke
William Irving ... Demmy
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A free-spirited young girl has three middle-aged admirers, each of whom sees her from a completely different perspective. Unknown to her, they also happen to be the guardians of a wealthy young man to whom she is attracted.

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gold digger | manicurist | See All (2) »

Taglines:

There's more where "It" came from and something new too. Clara Bow knows her American Flapper and she has Red Hair. The heart of the Gold Digger isn't made of gold after all-and why? (Print Ad- The Bonham Daily Favorite,((Bonham, Texas)) 23 July 1928) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

10 March 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cabelos de Fogo See more »

Filming Locations:

Ocean Park, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

57 feet of 2-strip Technicolor footage originally began the film, in which, after the opening credits, Clara Bow, wearing a white bathing suit, is introduced standing on a pier. She holds up a fish and throws it to a pelican. See more »

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Featured in Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films (2011) See more »

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Elinor and Clara Do It Again
13 January 2012 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Red-headed manicurist Clara Bow (as "Bubbles" McCoy) enjoys the company of older men for their gifts, and then gets lucky when attractive young Lane Chandler (as Robert Lennon) reveals his possessions are greater. "Red Hair" featured Ms. Bow at the peak of her popularity - she was the #1 box office star for 1928, according to the industry standard's "Quigley Publications" poll. After the success of "It" (1927), Paramount wisely found another story to adapt, from original novelist Elinor Glyn; she wisely forgot about promoting previous young women as having "It", after Bow arrived on the movie screen...

No full print of the popular "Red Hair" is presently available, but small fragments seem to keep turning up. Seen together, they suggest an average Bow vehicle. The film was once thought completely lost, and these bits and pieces suggest more is possible. The original contained some color footage of Bow's red hair. A color clip of Bow in "Red Hair" has turned up, though it looks (to me) like this may be an outtake or camera test. Additional fragments include the scene where Bow suns herself on a raft and the notable "lily pond" scene, where she seems to be in her altogether - except for a lily-pad on her head.

***** Red Hair (3/10/28) Clarence Badger ~ Clara Bow, Lane Chandler, William Austin, Lawrence Grant


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