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Painted Faces (1929)

Passed | | Crime, Mystery | 20 November 1929 (USA)
A vaudeville performer is murdered backstage and another performer is tried for the crime.

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(as Albert Rogell)

Writers:

(dialogue), (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Hermann / Beppo
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Nancy
Barton Hepburn ...
Buddy Barton
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Babe Barnes
Lester Cole ...
Roderick
Richard Tucker ...
District Attorney
Purnell Pratt ...
Foreman of Jury
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Mrs. Warren - Nervous Woman Jury Member (as Mabel Julian Scott)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seymour Kupper
Tommy Nicoll
Billy Wise
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After a vaudeville performer is murdered backstage, framed-up evidence lead the police to arrest a troupe member. At his trial, Hermann, a Scandinavian clown known as Beppo, is the lone juror holding out against conviction and pleading for his innocence and acquittal. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Mystery

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Passed
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20 November 1929 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.33 : 1
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March 1929 Trade Paper articles announced the cast signed for this film, including the following actors who eventually were replaced: Virginia Bradford, Wallace MacDonald, and Joan Standing. See more »

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If I Had You
(uncredited)
Written by Jimmy Campbell (as James Campbell), Reginald Connelly and Ted Shapiro
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Creaky Mess
26 December 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Antique, static, early talkie, a sort of bad Lon Chaney version of TWELVE ANGRY MEN. Joe E. Brown gives a good performance as Hermann, a clown on the jury (yes, he plays a clown and he is on the jury) who is the lone holdout for acquittal, but between poor sound recording and his stage-Dutch accent, the whole thing turns into a mess. Brown is excellent in the circus scenes (yes, circus scenes) when he is doing his clowning, but otherwise, there is not much here of interest.


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