An Incompetent insurance salesman sells a policy to Jesse James and has to protect his client until he can get it back.

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An Incompetent insurance salesman sells a policy to Jesse James and has to protect his client until he can get it back.

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15 November 1928 (USA)  »

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MGM's first sound picture. It was completed as a silent film before Irving Thalberg sent back Lionel Barrymore and William Haines to repeat their performances for the last two reels with sound. See more »

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Lost Part-Talkie Remake
23 August 2015 | by (California) – See all my reviews

The O. Henry story "A Retrieved Reformation" was already an old hat at the start of the talkie era. Filmed most famously in 1915 with Maurice Tourneur at the helm, this MGM adaptation starred the charming Billy Haines as Jimmy Valentine, safe-cracker.

The story is as follows: Jimmy Valentine is a top bank robber but he gets caught and sent to prison. Convincing the higher-ups that he was framed and deserves a pardon, Jimmy begins to lead an honest life. But the law has not forgotten and a certain policeman is determined to see Jimmy Valentine jailed once and for all.

This film is lost. No known copies exist. Any review that does not describe the time, place and circumstances of a modern screening must be suspect.


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