Cinema: The New Pictures Apr. 9, 1928

Red Hair. Raging cutely, Clara Bow, famed exponent of "It," pulled off gold-dug clothes, jumped into a lily pond, and rose to the surface with only a lily in her red hair. She was an amorous manicurist, clipping three elderly clients for clothes until she met the nephew of one, whereupon in a burst of reform and shame she took the climactic pond plunge. Elinor Glyn devised the diverting asininity.

We Americans. Here was a chance to make a cinema that would be as obnoxious as Abie's Irish Rose (play). But Producer Carl Laemmle...