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Charles Farrell in his greatest role

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Marie: He takes my hand, like this... Then he wants to swing hands, like this. But I don't let him.
Julie: Is that what you call "flirting"
Marie: Uh-huh. It's sinful, but it's awfully thrilling. For a long time I don't let him.
[Chuckles]
Marie: Until in the end, I let him. The we walk along swinging hands, up and down, up and down, just like this. That's passionate love.
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Music by Richard Fall
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LILIOM (1930) - 2008 DVD quality
5 February 2009 | by (Wichita, Kansas, USA) – See all my reviews

For those posters who wondered about the quality of the new (Dec. 2008) DVD release of LILIOM, which is part of the over-stuffed, badly packaged Murnau and Borgaze at Fox set, the actual quality of this disc is unbelievably good. I don't know where they found their source elements, but this is a beautiful print, with only occasional flaws. The black and white photography is detailed and beautiful, allowing the best look we've had at the elaborate sets and interesting production design. Even Charles Farrell's voice, which is not ideal for this hyper-masculine role, is much improved on this newly restored print.

There is no commentary, but an impressive collection of still photos is included as an extra.

The film is still the stilted, downbeat, badly paced film it was before, but for "Carousel" aficionados, or fans of early talkies, this is a very interesting movie, which can now be experienced in a much more pleasurable manner. I would give the movie a 5-star rating, and the print 8 or 9. Amazingly good for its vintage!


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