Oh those crazy modern sheiks and shebas!
This movie was SO much fun! Rife with slang and pop culture references, it tells the story of "Smoke" Thatcher (Richard Walling) and his jazz baby girlfriend, Patsy Schuyler (Sue Carol) as they live it up as teens in the Roaring Twenties. Yes, there's a plot: Smoke steals a car and plays demolition derby with another boy to impress Patsy - entangling the two in gangster imbroglio when they stop by the shop to get it fixed.
The main tone of the film, however, is teens vs. parents. It's a 1920s John Hughes movie, complete with hopelessly old-fashioned parents (including Florence Turner as Patsy's mother) and fast-talking smart aleck kids. Richard Walling is good, but information on him is scarce; he only went on to make two other pictures. Sue Carol is a Clara Bow type, the cuddly flapper spitfire, and she plays her well.
She even resembles early Clara: Never mind. Those pictures were both Sue Carol. She resembles...herself. *facepalm*
A light-hearted (and, towards the end, exciting) time capsule you can't help but enjoy.
I give this one: