1928, Warner Bros., 85 min, USA, Dir: Harry Beaumont

Joan Crawford shot to stardom as a good-hearted party girl vying for the affections of millionaire John Mack Brown while golddigging Anita Page lies in wait. Though it was produced at the very end of the silent era (and includes some music and sound effects), the 1920s roar throughout this drama, with flappers Crawford and Page looking their best thanks to George Barnes’ Oscar-nominated cinematography.

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