Paul Fejos

S.: dalla commedia di Philip Dunning, George Abbott. Sc.: Edward T.Lowe Jr. F.: Hal Mohr. In.: Glenn Tryon (Roy Lane), Evelyn Brent (Pearl), Merna Kennedy (Billie Moore), Thomas E.Jackson (Dan MacCorn), Robert Ellis, Paul Porcasi, Otis Harlan, Marion Lord, Fritz Feld, Gus Arnheim and his Orchestra. P.: Universal. 35mm.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

“The original of all the night-club and underworld dramas-and still the most effective. You may quarrel with the too lavish settings given the Dunning-Abbott play, but you´ll have no complaint against Director Paul Fejos´ direct and sharp handling of the story. Here you will find no hodge-podge talkie, trying to get by on the strength of its novelty, but an expert drama, with concise dialogue, tense melodrama and, for the most part, good acting. […] Broadway is tricked out with theme songs, with special dancing acts and with a mammoth cabaret scene, three times as large as any New York night club. […] And you will not be disappointed in Universal’s version of one of the most entertaining plays presented in several seasons. All Talkie”. (Photoplay, Aug., 1929)

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