Call Her Savage

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Call Her Savage
Directed by John Francis Dillon
Produced by Sam E. Rork
Written by Tiffany Thayer (novel)
Edwin J. Burke
Starring Clara Bow
Gilbert Roland
Music by Peter Brunelli
Arthur Lange
Cinematography Lee Garmes
Edited by Harold D. Schuster
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates November 24, 1932
Running time 82-92 minutes
Country  United States
Language English

Call Her Savage (1932) is a Pre-Code drama film directed by John Francis Dillon and starring Clara Bow.[1] The film was Bow's second-to-last film role.

The film was restored in 2012 by the Museum of Modern Art and premiered at the third annual Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Hollywood.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

A wild young woman rebels against the man she believes to be her father.



In a scene late in the film, Nasa and Jay Randall share the back seat of a taxi. He says to her, "Well, you said you wanted to go slumming, so I picked a place to eat in the Village. Only wild poets and anarchists eat there. It's pretty tough." After a further exchange of dialogue, the scene cuts to the place, a gay bar where two men in maid's uniforms and with feather dusters are singing a song. This scene was included in the documentary film The Celluloid Closet (1996).


  1. ^ Mordaunt Hall (1932-11-25). "Clara Bow as a Termagant in a Film of a Novel by Tiffany Thayer -- The Night Mayor". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  2. ^ TCM
  3. ^ Alan Gevinson, ed. (1997). American Film Institute Catalog. University of California Press. 

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