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Below the Deadline (1929)

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Frank Leigh ...
Beau Nash
Barbara Worth ...
Claire Byron
Arthur Rankin ...
Jimmy Byron
Walter Merrill ...
Donald Cornwall
J.P. McGowan ...
Taggart
Mike Donlin ...
Sandy
Virginia Sale ...
Mother Biblow
Lou Gory ...
Stella
Bill Patton ...
Johnston
Tiny Ward ...
Tubby
Charles H. Hickman ...
Police Captain (as Charles Hickman)
Fred Walton ...
Festenberg
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Crime | Drama

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1 January 1929 (USA)  »

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Gratidão e Dever  »

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Below Par
26 September 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is a long, static mess of a crime drama. Although the cinematographer obviously worked hard to make this visually interesting we can judge it against contemporary crime dramas such as Von Sternberg's stylish UNDERWORLD, Browning's brooding WHITE TIGER and Badger's funny PATHS TO PARADISE. This was at the height of Hollywood's final burst of cinematographic innovation before sound films put it in a straitjacket for ten years.

Ignoring the flair of others, director and star McGowan managed to turn out a movie that is stagy, dull and depressingly obvious. Far too much of the story is told with title cards and the characters' motivations are strained to the limit to justify their actions. Avoid this one.


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