Saturday, September 22, 2007

Crown vs. Stevens (1936)

Two stars, will not watch again.

I had to fast forward at the end, it was so painful.

This movie is a good example of why it's hard to watch thirties movies - harder than, say, forties or fifties movies. The lips are thin and drawn on like caricatures so if the story and acting aren't great (and this is the phase where the acting is still stage acting caught on film) it's harder to just enjoy the atmosphere. This is also a low-budget movie so that doesn't help.

The story is there, and it's way too obvious in the first five minutes what the moral of this story is going to be.

Watch out for gold-diggers!

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