splash  What did critics think of Louise Brooks and Rolled Stockings (1927)? Opinion of the film was positive, and the film proved popular. Here is a survey, in the form of a number of quotes, from some of the newspapers and magazines of the time. All sources are American.


“Louise Brooks, as the girl who Simply Has Everything, is the star who acts as the inspiration for the winners. . . .” — Nie, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“ . . . a surprisingly nice comedy . . . the characters are of importance, and they are nicely represented by the adroit Louise Brooks.” — Robert E. Sherwood, Life

“The casting of the young stars is fortunate. Miss Brooks, who has done several excellent things, here finds a role for her demure charm, with its tricky suggestion of mild sophistication.” — Rush, Variety

“Freddy Sagor has written quite a nice little story. . . . Louise Brooks has little to do but she has demonstrated her ability before and need only pray for fat parts.” — New York Morning Telegraph

Rolled Stockings has Louise Brooks – lovely, no, lovelier than ever. . . . You’re going to like this movie and the players in it.” — Irene Thirier, New York Daily News

“Louise Brooks as the girl in the story, is the same Louise, beaming over with charm. She seems to have improved in her acting since her last picture and seems to carry more assurance in her role.” — Los Angeles Evening Herald

“The picture gives us an excellent opportunity to see how young and pretty and self-possessed Louise Brooks is as the fresh-girl, so to speak, who doesn’t quite approve of fresh young men. We see numerous close-ups of her and duly admire her cute black bob and her pleasant facial expressions.” — Alma Whitaker, Los Angeles Times

“Miss Brooks, as you know, is always a lovely ornament for any picture, and more than good enough as an actress.” — Arthur Sheekman, Chicago Daily Journal

“Two brothers go to the same college and fall for the same girl. [Louise Brooks, can you blame them?]” — Mae Tinee, Chicago Tribune

“It is an innocuous college romance, featuring a group of young folk (James Hall, Richard Arlen, Louise Brooks and Nancy Hall) called ‘the Paramount Junior Stars’. . . . Louise Brooks, as the college widow, was diverting and decorative enough to spread havoc on any campus.” — A. S., New York World

“Paramount’s junior stars romp through this playful picture and participate in an exciting regatta, a few romances, a fight, a road house sequence and college dances.” — New York Graphic

“Photography throughout is inferior and jeopardizes the value of the production in the same manner. Had more effort been put forth to lighting on Louise Brooks she could qualify for some attention.” — W. R. S., Film Mercury

“Louise Brooks plays the part of Carol Fleming. She isn’t particularly pretty and her acting is not out of the ordinary.” — San Francisco News