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Hoopla (1933)

A hula dancer at a carnival sets out to seduce the son of the show's manager.

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Frank Lloyd

Writers:

Kenyon Nicholson (play), Bradley King (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clara Bow ... Lou
Preston Foster ... Nifty Miller
Richard Cromwell ... Chris Miller
Herbert Mundin ... Hap Spissel
James Gleason ... Jerry
Minna Gombell ... Carrie
Roger Imhof Roger Imhof ... Colonel Gowdy
Florence Roberts ... Ma Benson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Damorès Damorès ... Colonel Gowdy aka Colonel Cody (French Version) (voice)
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A hula dancer at a carnival sets out to seduce the son of the show's manager.

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She Shakes Everything But Her Boy Friend. SHE'S MILD AS A TORNADO! She Has What "IT" Takes to Get What She Wants (Print Ad-Lewiston Morning Tribune,((Lewiston, Idaho)) 1 January 1934)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gøglerliv See more »

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Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Clara Bow's Final Film
17 April 2005 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Hoopla is a talkie remake of The Barker, a famous play of the day that was made into a hit silent/part-talkie starring Betty Compson (Oscar nomination) who played Carrie while Dorothy Mackaill played Lou. Here Bow plays the lead role of Lou, a good-time carnival girl who, on a bet, chases after the boss' innocent son only to fall in love. Bow is remarkable in her final film and follow-up to the sensational Call Her Savage (1932). Her vitality and sexuality jump off the screen and make her very contemporary. She's also a fine actress, able to jump from comedy to drama easily. She rivaled Jean Harlow in her ability to make audience like tramps. As the hoochie koochie dancer, Bow gets to do a couple of numbers. Her final costume is a doozie. The cast is quite good. Hunky Preston Foster is wonderful as the boss and father of the innocent boy. He's aged about 10 year but carries the part well. Minna Gombell as Carrie, Florence Roberts as the fortune teller, James Gleason, Herbert Mundin are good, but Richard Cromwell is a bit gooey. If not for personal problems, Clara Bow could have had a great career in talkies. Too bad.


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