BLACK OXEN ( 1923 )

FERNANDO’s CORNER ~ Posted April 11th, 2016

 

CORINNE GRIFFITH ~ THE BLACK OXEN ( III ) CORINNE GRIFFITH ( THE BLACK OXEN )

I watched a real treat: Frank Lloyd’s “THE BLACK OXEN” (1923) a First National release starring Corinne Griffith and Conway Tearle and featuring a very young Clara Bow in a secondary role. Sadly, the print I saw on YouTube is murky and is missing the final reel, but nevertheless it was great to see Corinne Griffith in her prime.

CORINNE GRIFFITH ~ THE BLACK OXEN ( II ) CORINNE GRIFFITH ~ THE BLACK OXEN ( IV )

In it she plays an American woman of sixty who recovers her youth due to a treatment undergone in Austria, where she lived after she married. The story is very well-told, absorbing and well-acted. Clara Bow plays the prototype of the liberated flapper…who is a pain in the neck to her father and grandmother:

CLARA BOW ~ THE BLACK OXEN

A true discovery. I hope that the George Eastman House makes the restored print of this film available through Flicker Alley, KINO or Criterion.

[ CineMaven’s Note: Here is Ms. Griffith, a little older ]

CORINNE GRIFFITH ( OLDER )

 

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