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Painted Faces (1929)

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

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(as Albert Rogell)

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(dialogue), (dialogue), 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
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Hermann / Beppo
Helen Foster ...
Nancy
Barton Hepburn ...
Buddy Barton
Dorothy Gulliver ...
Babe Barnes
Lester Cole ...
Roderick
Richard Tucker ...
District Attorney
Purnell Pratt ...
Foreman of Jury
Mabel Julienne Scott ...
Mrs. Warren - Nervous Woman Jury Member (as Mabel Julian Scott)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Midway  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.33 : 1
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March 1929 Trade Paper articles announced that this film, under the titles "Midway" and "The Midway" was to be directed by Albert Ray. Eventually he was replaced by Albert S. Rogell. See more »

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If I Had You
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Written by James Campbell, Reginald Connolly, and Ted Shapiro
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Well worth watching.
13 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Think it deserves 7.3 stars. The plot wastes no time setting up the problem... deciding the fate of a man accused of murder. I give it credit for it's interesting plot twist and problems. Joe Brown does a decent job acting and also some amusing clown acrobatics. If you like old movies and keep in mind this was one of the first talkies, made in 1929, this is a good one. The story does go weak and too long in the middle. I didn't like the adopted daughter, but people were different 80+ years ago. If you liked Sidney Lumet's Twelve Angry Men, you might like this similar movie plot done 28 years before. (The sound quality was perfectly fine and understandable on the DVD I got from the library).


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