The Adventurous Sex (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This overwrought program drama was given a racy title to promote the up-and-coming Clara Bow, but all it really did for her career was keep her face in the public eye. Patricia Webster (Bow) feels that she is being neglected by her boyfriend, Rodney Adams (Herbert Rawlinson), who spends more time with his airplanes than he does with her. Since Patricia is a lively young flapper (in other words, a typical Bow character), she takes out her frustrations by attending a wild party held by Victor Ashley (Earle Williams). The partygoers encourage Patricia and another flapper to put on boxing gloves for a match just as Adams walks in. As a result, the couple breaks up and Patricia runs away from home. She goes to a roadhouse where she is disgraced when it is believed she is rooming with Ashley. Distraught, she throws herself into the Niagara Falls rapids. Adams leaps in to save her, and his fellow aviators fly over with a rope ladder to rescue them both.

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adventurer, aerial, alien [not human], child, damsel-in-distress, evolution, flapper, future, genius, gifted/talented, government, killing, love, love-triangle, military, psychic, psychology, rescue