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Nice comedy/drama from Capra. Clem Rogers (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) is a
cub reporter who gets his big break covering the murder of a District
Attorney. One the scene Rogers sees the daughter (Jobyna Ralston) of an
upcoming Mayor leaving the house and soon it's all over the news that
she was involved in her death. She claims she's innocent so the
reporter sets out to see if she really is and soon uncovers a dark
political plot. This Columbia film runs a brief 64-minutes and while it
doesn't feature anything ground breaking, it does manage to keep you
entertained with a smile on your face. The best thing going for the
film are the performances with Fairbanks coming off very charming. He's
very believable as the rather dumb reporter yet when it's time to be
serious he can manage this as well. Fairbanks can play both the comedy
as well as the drama and his energy helps keep the film moving. Ralston
is also very good as the daughter and the chemistry with Fairbanks
comes off very well. Mildred Harris is terrific as the mystery lady who
might know a lot more than anyone else and Philo McCullough and Wheeler
Oakman turn in fine performances as well. The movie is so short that we
really don't get any sort of character development or a well drawn out
story but I really don't think the point was to make some sort of grand
mystery. The movie was clearly meant to be light entertainment and
that's what it is. Capra's direction perfectly handles the lighter
moments as well as the romantic moments but he also handles the
suspense quite well. There's a terrific scene where Fairbanks plays
drunk to try and find some information from a bootlegger that works
perfectly and what really happened to the D.A. is good as well. Fans of
Capra and Fairbanks will certainly want to check this out even though
it's rarely talked about when people discuss either man.
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