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This film held up extraordinarily well, and the picture is better than a majority of films made in the following decade. I would expect nothing less from an MGM film, of course.
I really loved the costumes in this film. The acting was good, of course, especially with a very attractive John Gilbert as the lead. There are some moments where the story gets overly-complicated, but the writing process had to undergo several changes (at one point even the director was switched), but despite that, I think this was a great movie. It survived a myriad of drama off-screen to become an excellent adventure romance on screen anyway.
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