Starring Virginia Lee Corbin, Donald Keith, Jane Winton, Johnnie Walker,
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Runtime: 61 min.
Print Quality: B
You couldn't go wrong with the "tired businessmen" in a 1928 movie
audience with a title like Bare Knees. Virginia Lee Corbin plays a jazz baby
who throws her sister's wedding into turmoil. Not only does she show up
in a short flapper dress, but she also-gasp!--smokes and swigs bootleg
hootch. Actually, she's got a lot more integrity than some of her sister's
phony society friends, as handsome leading man Donald Keith soon finds
out. While Virginia Lee Corbin is no Clara Bow, Bare Knees survives as
one of the definitive flapper flicks of the twenties.