FERNANDO’s CORNER ~ Posted April 11th, 2016
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.
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:
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 ]
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