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The Voice of the City (1929)

Passed | | Crime | 13 April 1929 (USA)
An escaped convict and the detective tasked with hunting him down end up working in parallel to clear the convict's name and nab the gangsters that framed him.

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(titles) (as Joe Farnham), (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Bobby Doyle
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Biff Myers
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Beebe
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Police Inspector Wilmot (as James Farley)
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Dapper Don Wilkes
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Johnny the Hop aka Snowbird
Duane Thompson ...
Mary Doyle
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Detective Kelly
Alice Moe ...
Martha Hailey
Beatrice Banyard ...
Betsy
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An escaped convict and the detective tasked with hunting him down end up working in parallel to clear the convict's name and nab the gangsters that framed him.

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Crime

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13 April 1929 (USA)  »

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Haunted  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Biff: Shoot that in your arm, Hop, either arm.
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Static early talkie
23 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a great fan of transition films. Those from 1928-29 tend to be static as one would assume. And the acting could be quite stilted. In this film the women are not natural at all. Robert Ames and Willard Mack are quite good but that only shines a spotlight on the inadequacies of the ladies. The lack of action and camera movement make the story rather dull. No matter. It's worth seeing once for some inventive uses of sound and the actors who never made it in the new medium.

One scene popped out at me. When the lovers are kissing, the kiss lasts 16 seconds but this is accomplished by looping the film 4 times. Why would the director feel this was necessary?


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