Rough House Rosie

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Rough House Rosie
Rough House Rosie theatrical poster.jpg
Clara Bow and Reed Howes in 1927 theatrical poster
Directed by Frank Strayer
Produced by B. P. Schulberg
Written by Max Marcin (adaptation)
George Marion, Jr. (titles)
Screenplay by Louise Long
Ethel Doherty
Story by Nunnally Johnson
Based on "Rough House Rosie"
by Nunnally Johnson
Starring Clara Bow
Reed Howes
Arthur Housman
Doris Hill
Cinematography Harold Rosson
James Murray
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • May 14, 1927 (1927-05-14)
Running time
66 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
Budget $225,000[1]
Box office $1,125,000[1]

Rough House Rosie is a 1927 American silent romantic comedy film produced and released by Paramount Pictures and directed by Frank Strayer. The film is a starring vehicle for Clara Bow who was then Paramount's most popular actress. Reed Howes, a model turned actor, is Bow's leading man.

The film was based on the story of the same name by Nunnally Johnson that appeared in The Saturday Evening Post.[2] The story was adapted for the screen by Max Marcin, with a screenplay by Louise Long and Ethel Doherty and titles by George Marion, Jr.[3] Rough House Rosie is now presumed lost but a 53-second trailer survives[4]



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  1. ^ a b Stenn, David (2000). Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild. Cooper Square Press. p. 97. ISBN 1-461-66091-2.
  2. ^ Wohlstetter, Charles (1997). The Right Time the Right Place. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 89. ISBN 1-557-83310-9.
  3. ^ Stenn 2000 p.302
  4. ^ Rough House Rosie at

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