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Bare Knees

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You couldn't go wrong with the "tired businessmen" in a 1928 movie audience with a title like Bare Knees. Virginia Lee Corbin plays a jazz baby who throws her sister's wedding into turmoil. Not only does she show up in a short flapper dress, but she also-gasp!--smokes and swigs bootleg hootch. Actually, she's got a lot more integrity than some of her sister's phony society friends, as handsome leading man Donald Keith soon finds out. While Virginia Lee Corbin is no Clara Bow, Bare Knees survives as one of the ...
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Overview

You couldn't go wrong with the "tired businessmen" in a 1928 movie audience with a title like Bare Knees. Virginia Lee Corbin plays a jazz baby who throws her sister's wedding into turmoil. Not only does she show up in a short flapper dress, but she also-gasp!--smokes and swigs bootleg hootch. Actually, she's got a lot more integrity than some of her sister's phony society friends, as handsome leading man Donald Keith soon finds out. While Virginia Lee Corbin is no Clara Bow, Bare Knees survives as one of the definitive flapper flicks of the twenties.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Bruce Eder
For those who only know Erle C. Kenton for his later films, such as Pardon My Sarong and House of Frankenstein, this movie will be a delightful surprise, showing off Kenton's way with a property that is almost lighter than air. Virginia Lee Corbin is a traffic-stopping figure in her flapper outfit and not far behind as a performer, either, and Kenton keeps it all moving at a pace that holds up eight decades later. This material is obviously closer to the place where he started, with Mack Sennett, but you can see the way in which he likes to move a story forward, and this was essentially the same approach that he took to his horror movies of the '30s and '40s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2011
  • UPC: 842614100185
  • Original Release: 1928
  • Source: Grapevine Video
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Sound: silent
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 61,012

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Virginia Lee Corbin
Jane Winton
Forrest Stanley
Johnny Walker
Donald Keith
Maude Fulton
Technical Credits
Erle C. Kenton Director
Adele Buffington Original Story
James Diamond Cinematographer
Harold Shumate Screenwriter
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