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"The Flapper" (1920) starring Olive Thomas

"The Flapper" is an entertaining comedy featuring Olive Thomas, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

Olive Thomas was surely becoming one of the brightest stars in the cinematic sky, only to die just four months after the film's release.  She was 25. After this film the word "flapper" became synonymous with a young woman trying to break the conventional rules.

Olive Thomas is a bored schoolgirl in a quiet Florida little town, who dreams about thrills and adventures.  Where she lives even having a soft drink with a boy is considered unacceptable, and she constantly gets in trouble for her innocent escapades.   To show her the right way her father transfers her to a boarding school in New York, but this can't stop her from trying to break the rules.

Directed by                 Alan Crosland
Produced by               Myron Selznick
Screenplay by             Frances Marion
Story by                      Frances Marion
Starring                       Olive Thomas
Cinematography          John W. Brown
Distributed by              Selznick Pictures Corporation
Release date               May 10, 1920
Running time               88 mins.
Country                       United States
Language                    Silent, English intertitles

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