0.0.3(I=ssax.asax.II=fl+asax.III=bcl.tsax.bsax).0 -2.1.ttrbn.1 - perc(1): - drum kit - pno(=cel) - gtr(=banjo+ukelele) - 3 vln
Full score and parts for hire. Hire and Grand Rights administered by Faber Music on behalf of Euston Music
Starring: Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno
Director: Clarence Badger
Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky USA, 1927
Duration: 76 minutes
Film Print: B&W print available from Photoplay Productions
(Film Speed: 22 frames per second)
Recorded for Video
Premiere with Davis's scores: 1997, Los Angeles
15 Players: 0.0.3(I=ssax+asax.II=fl+asax.III=bcl+tsax+bsax).0 - 2111 - perc(l) - drum kit -pno(=cel) - gtr(=banjo+ukulele) - 3 yln
Coined in Elinor Glyn's book of the same title, the word 'It' denoted sex appeal. The word became synonymous with the film's star, Clara Bow.
Like Safety Last, It uses the department store as an icon of people's aspirations. Bow plays a spunky sales assistant who aspires to marry the owner of the store.
As well as animating the strong conflicts and flirtatious love scenes in the film, Davis's music is infused with the infectious dance rhythms of the Twenties.