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The Best Clara Bow Movies 

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Updated June 11, 2019 326 votes 77 voters 7.5k views 37 items

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List of the best Clara Bow movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Clara Bow's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Clara Bow movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Clara Bow movies will be at the top of the list. Clara Bow has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Clara Bow movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Clara Bow films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Clara Bow role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Clara Bow performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The Wild Party and The Lawful Cheater are included in this list.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Clara Bow movies?" and "What are the greatest Clara Bow roles of all time?"
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Gary Cooper, Clara Bow, Lloyd Corrigan

Released: 1927

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg, Clarence G. Badger

"It" is a 1927 silent romantic comedy film which tells the story of a shop girl who sets her sights on the handsome and wealthy boss of the department store where she works. It is ...more
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Gary Cooper, Clara Bow, Hedda Hopper

Released: 1927

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Wings is a 1927 American silent war film set during the First World War produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Clara Bow, Charles ...more
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Thelma Todd, Clara Bow, Gilbert Roland

Released: 1932

Directed by: John Francis Dillon

Call Her Savage is a Pre-Code drama film directed by John Francis Dillon and starring Clara Bow. The film was Bow's second-to-last film role.
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Clara Bow, Eugene Pallette, Ernest Torrence

Released: 1926

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Mantrap is a 1926 American black-and-white silent film based on the novel of the same name by Sinclair Lewis. Mantrap stars Clara Bow, Percy Marmont, Ernest Torrence, Ford Sterling, and Eugene ...more
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Clara Bow, Duke Kahanamoku, Clive Brook

Released: 1927

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Hula is a 1927 American silent romantic comedy film directed by Victor Fleming, and based on the novel Hula, a Romance of Hawaii by Armine von Tempski. The film stars Clara Bow and was released ...more
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Fredric March, Clara Bow, Jack Oakie

Released: 1929

Directed by: Dorothy Arzner

The Wild Party is a Pre-Code film directed by Dorothy Arzner, released by Paramount Pictures, and known as Clara Bow's first talkie.
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Clara Bow, James Gleason, Richard Cromwell

Released: 1933

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

Hoop-La is a 1933 American pre-code drama film starring Clara Bow in what was her final film role. It was directed by Frank Lloyd and released by Fox Film Corporation, with Preston Foster, ...more
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Gary Cooper, Clara Bow, Esther Ralston

Released: 1927

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg, Frank Lloyd

Children of Divorce is a 1927 American silent romantic drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Clara Bow, Esther Ralston, and Gary Cooper. Adapted from the 1927 novel of the same name by ...more
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Clara Bow, Raymond McKee, Marguerite Courtot

Released: 1922

Directed by: Elmer Clifton

Down to the Sea in Ships is a 1922 American silent romantic drama film about a 19th-century Massachusetts whaling family. Directed by Elmer Clifton, the film stars William Walcott, Marguerite ...more
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Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Janet Gaynor

Released: 1925

Directed by: Wesley Ruggles

The Plastic Age is a 1925 black-and-white silent film, starring Clara Bow, Donald Keith, and Gilbert Roland in his film debut. The film survives today not only on 16 mm film, but also on video ...more
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Dangerous Curves Clara Bow, Kay Francis, Richard Arlen

Released: 1929

Directed by: Lothar Mendes

Dangerous Curves is an American motion picture starring Clara Bow and Richard Arlen. It was released by Paramount Pictures and was the first Hollywood film for Kay Francis.
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Clara Bow, Reed Howes, Arthur Housman

Released: 1927

Directed by: Frank R. Strayer

Rough House Rosie is a 1927 American silent romantic comedy film produced and released by Paramount Pictures and directed by Frank Strayer. The film is a starring vehicle for Clara Bow who was ...more
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Thelma Todd, Clara Bow, Norman Foster

Released: 1931

Directed by: Frank Tuttle

No Limit is a 1931 American comedy film starring Clara Bow, Norman Foster, Stuart Erwin, Thelma Todd, Dixie Lee, and Mischa Auer.
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Clara Bow, Mildred Harris, Jack Richardson

Released: 1923

Directed by: Kenneth Webb

The Daring Years is 1923 American silent melodrama, directed by Kenneth Webb and produced by Daniel Carson Goodman. The film starred Mildred Harris, Clara Bow, Charles Emmett Mack, and Tyrone ...more
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Clara Bow, Josef Swickard, Harrison Ford

Released: 1923

Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier

Previously considered lost, Maytime (1923) is a romance drama film directed by Louis J. Gasnier, was recently found in the New Zealand Film Archive in Wellington NZ, It is being shipped to the ...more
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Clara Bow, Norman Pritchard, Alice Joyce

Released: 1926

Directed by: Herbert Brenon

Dancing Mothers is a 1926 black & white silent film drama, produced by Paramount Pictures, in late 1925. The film was directed by Herbert Brenon, and stars Alice Joyce, Conway Tearle, and ...more
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Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Fay Wray

Released: 1930

Directed by: Victor Schertzinger, Victor Heerman, Ernst Lubitsch, Rowland V. Lee, Frank Tuttle, + more

Paramount on Parade is an all-star revue released by Paramount Pictures, directed by several directors including Edmund Goulding, Dorothy Arzner, Ernst Lubitsch, Rowland V. Lee, A. Edward ...more
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Clara Bow

Released: 1931

Directed by: Richard Wallace

Kick In is a sound film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film, based on the 1914 Broadway play by Willard Mack which had starred John Barrymore, was ...more
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Gary Cooper, Clara Bow, Lane Chandler

Released: 1928

Directed by: Clarence G. Badger

Red Hair is a 1928 silent film starring Clara Bow and Lane Chandler, directed by Clarence G. Badger, based on a novel by Elinor Glyn, and released by Paramount Pictures. The film had one ...more
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Clara Bow, Eddie Cantor

Released: 1926

Directed by: Frank Tuttle

Kid Boots is a 1926 American silent feature film directed by Frank Tuttle, and based on the 1923 musical written by William Anthony McGuire and Otto Harbach. This was Eddie Cantor's first film. ...more
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Clara Bow, Corinne Griffith, Alan Hale

Released: 1923

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

Black Oxen is a 1923 American silent fantasy/romantic drama film starring Corinne Griffith, Conway Tearle and Clara Bow. Directed by Frank Lloyd, the film is based on the controversial and ...more
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Eve's Lover Clara Bow, Irene Rich, Bert Lytell

Released: 1925

Directed by: Roy Del Ruth

Eve's Lover is a 1925 drama film written by Darryl F. Zanuck and Lucy Clifford and directed by Roy Del Ruth.
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Jean Harlow, Jean Arthur, Clara Bow

Released: 1929

Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

The Saturday Night Kid is an early talking romantic comedy film about two sisters and the man they both want. It stars Clara Bow, Jean Arthur, James Hall, and in her first credited role, Jean ...more
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Daughters of Pleasure Clara Bow, Monte Blue, Marie Prevost

Released: 1924

Directed by: William Beaudine

Daughters of Pleasure is a 1924 American silent romantic comedy film directed by William Beaudine and starring Marie Prevost and Monte Blue. Based on a story by Caleb Proctor, the film features ...more
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Kiss Me Again Clara Bow, Monte Blue, Marie Prevost

Released: 1925

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Kiss Me Again was a 1925 American silent film comedy-romance directed by Ernst Lubitsch. It stars Marie Prevost, Monte Blue and Clara Bow. The film was based on the French play ...more