'The Sentimental Bloke' is an Australian silent, but for the vernacular of the title cards you wouldn't know it. The Bloke - a former crook going straight - falls for a girl, and there follows a romance with its ups and downs, set in the modest locations of an early urban city.
The biggest problem with the film is how reliant it is upon title cards to dictate the story. Based on poetry, it feels we get almost one title card per image, and thus it is more like a picture book than a film. Adding to the issue is that the images don't add to, or have nearly as much character, as the lowbrow rhyming slang, which is not without a kind of working class charm. So if you were interested in that kind of thing, and don't watch movies to read, I'd just seek out the poetry.
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