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The Michigan Kid (1928)

The Michigan Kid is a gambler in the backwoods of Alaska trying to make enough money to go back to his hometown and impress the girl he loves. His childhood rival for the girl happens to ... See full summary »

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Jimmy Cowan, the Michigan Kid
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Lloyd Whitlock ...
Frank Hayward
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Hiram Morris
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Rose, as a child
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The Michigan Kid is a gambler in the backwoods of Alaska trying to make enough money to go back to his hometown and impress the girl he loves. His childhood rival for the girl happens to turn up at his casino, in trouble and doesn't want his girl to find about it. You guessed it, the same girl! Written by Trevor Hallatt

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Beautiful Renee Adoree
15 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this film last night and was in the end a little disappointed. Conrad Nagel puts in a fine performance in the title role and Renee Adoree is always beautiful and a decent actress.

Although the plot relies heavily on coincidence the scene is very well set during the first half of the film which I thoroughly enjoyed. However the second half is a bit of a letdown by comparison. The main reason is the poor effects during the scene on the raging river and waterfall. This was reminiscent of 'The Ice Flood' a couple of years earlier. I also got the feeling that having set up the story the director struggled to end the film satisfactorily.

Having said all this the film is still well worth watching, particularly for silent movie fans and especially fans of Renee Adoree.


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