The Flapper (1920) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Flapper (1920)




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In 1920s jargon, a "flapper" was a footloose young lady who, in keeping with a current fad, wore open-laced boots that flapped as she walked. The word became a generic catchphrase, referring to any jazz-age female with a thirst for excitement. The Flapper stars Olive Thomas as Ginger King, a capricious senator's daughter who gets into all sorts of trouble. It's all innocent fun, of course, but for a while poor Ginger is suspected of being as "loose" as the boots she wears. The film represented one of the last feature-film appearances by Olive Thomas, who soon died under questionable circumstances; on a happier note, it represents the first screen appearance by a young, fresh-faced extra named Norma Shearer.


Olive Thomas
as Ginger King
William T. Carleton
as Richard Charming
Warren Cook
as Sen. King
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Critic Reviews for The Flapper

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

[Olive Thomas] wins one laugh after another from her audience with her audacity, her powers of mimicry and her general adorableness.

June 7, 2021 | Full Review…

The director, author and star are the trinity that have made this interesting little photoplay, which provides good entertainment even 11 h docs not attempt lo be a world-beater.

November 10, 2020 | Full Review…

The Flapper can be considered a very unusual comedy. It is splendidly sub- titled and there are a wealth of pretty snow scenes as backgrounds.

November 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Miss Thomas gives a highly intelligent interpretation of her role as a "flapper," a youngster trying to appear mature and experienced. In full appreciation of its meaning, she plays the part as if she loved it.

November 10, 2020 | Full Review…

It is a regular banana frappe of a picture; amusing without being inebriating. Olive Thomas is the most delectable flapper that ever evaded a chaperone.

November 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Legitimate comedy... and good acting. [Full review in Spanish]

November 10, 2020 | Full Review…

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