A down-at-heal ex-convict undergoes an epiphany as he experiences the love of a good woman for the first time.

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Arthur Tauchert ...
Bill the Bloke
Lottie Lyell ...
Gilbert Emery ...
Stanley Robinson ...
Harry Young ...
The Stror 'at Coot
Margaret Reid ...
Doreen's Mother
Charles Keegan ...
Parson
William Coulter ...
Uncle Jim
Helen Fergus ...
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A down-at-heal ex-convict undergoes an epiphany as he experiences the love of a good woman for the first time.

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Adapted from the World-famous Verses of C.J. Dennis See more »

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4 October 1919 (Australia)  »

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Sentymentalny chlopak  »

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More poem than film
31 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

'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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