Starring Olive Thomas
May 21, 1920
This is the fluffiest sort of fluff, but good summer booking
just the same, though any but the best type of houses may find
it lacking in dramatic meat. This is due to the delicacy with
which Alan Crosland has directed Olive Thomas, who here continues
her trip toward film fame. Photographic and laboratory work were
of the high class Selznick has led us to expect in his pictures.
The story, moreover, is better than this firm's usual run. Frances Marion wrote it, and it concerns the escapades of a school girl. Too strictly brought up, she gets into all sorts of innocent trouble when the chance comes. Some of the titles were humorous in the best sense. All were well thought out and phrased.
More interesting than any of the commercial phases of the picture is Miss Thomas herself. Her appeal is the sex appeal. Very sensibly her director has assented to the fact. Miss Thomas has too heavy a make-up in the first reel, and her dresses should not fit so tightly.
This light, whimsical story remains, nevertheless, excellent market stuff for the more appreciative audiences.
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