Young orphaned brothers Tom and Bob are separated when Bob is taken to an orphan asylum by the authorities and Tom escapes. As time goes by Tom takes to a life of crime, but uses the ... See full summary »

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Cornelius Keefe ...
Tom Conroy
Arthur Rankin ...
Bob Conroy
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Doris LaRue
Richard Carle ...
Thomas Blackwood
George Chesebro ...
Randy
Paddy O'Flynn ...
Norman
Jim Cain ...
Tom Conroy - as a Boy (as James Cain)
Edward Anderson ...
Bob Conroy - as a Boy
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Young orphaned brothers Tom and Bob are separated when Bob is taken to an orphan asylum by the authorities and Tom escapes. As time goes by Tom takes to a life of crime, but uses the proceeds to contribute to Bob's education. Years later the brothers meet again when Tom tries to involve Bob in a con game--and neither one knows that the other is his brother. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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18 May 1931 (Portugal)  »

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Irmãos  »

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A Barbara Bedford "B"
27 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

With the best will in the world, it's impossible to award more than four stars to this firmly-set-in-Poverty-Row crime drama. Cornelius Keefe is Tom Conroy, the handsome leader of a gang of "hi-jackers" (sic). The lovely but none-too-flatteringly-photographed-here Barbara Bedford is his mistress, Doris La Rue. His goodie-goodie but none too bright younger brother, Tom, is played by Arthur Rankin. His lawyer, Thomas Blackwood, mostly along for comic relief, is enacted by well-known character player, Richard Carle. Listed fifth in the cast, George Chesebro is Randy, a member of Tom's gang who seems to have a minor role but really comes into his own in the last reel or so. I loved Blackwood's secretary, but her role is small and she, alas, is not credited. Almost all the action occurs off-camera, giving the effect of a strictly minor, poorly produced, statically directed and slowly paced stage play. If you're not a fan of Barbara Bedford and/or George Chesebro give this Trem Carr production a miss! (P.S. Although the credits list a song, "I'm Dreaming" by Dan Dougherty, this is a silent film from start to finish. Presumably the song sheets were rented out with the movie and played by the theater pianist or orchestra).


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