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Rough House Rosie (1927)




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"Rough House Rosie" Reilly (Clara Bow) just can't seem to stay out of trouble. Hoping to become a Broadway actress, Rosie gets mixed up with rowdies and ends up in jail. Much the same thing happens when she tries to crash High Society. Eventually, Rosie finds her true niche in life when she falls in love with handsome prizefighter Joe Hennessey (Reed Howes) and helps him to win the championship bout by using her goo-goo eyes to distract his opponent. Arthur Houseman, later one of screendom's favorite "comic drunks," plays a comparatively straight role as gambler Kid Farrell, while Joseph W. Girard, perennial police chief in many a talkie serial, goes through his usual paces here. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Clara Bow
as Rosie O'Reilly
Reed Howes
as Joe Hennessey
Douglas Gilmore
as Arthur Russell
John Miljan
as Lew McKay
Henry Kolker
as W.S. Davids

Critic Reviews for Rough House Rosie

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

It is polished up smartly and the performances of the principals in the various comic sequences are always diverting.

September 9, 2020 | Full Review…

It would be difficult to point to a single original feature in Rough-House Rosie.

September 9, 2020 | Full Review…

Moderately diverting nonsense

September 9, 2020 | Full Review…

Clara Bow seems to be winning in the race of flappers.

December 14, 2021 | Full Review…

It's a time-worn story with scarcely a spark of originality in it.

September 9, 2020 | Full Review…

Rough House Rosie should have been a better picture than it is.

September 9, 2020 | Full Review…

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