Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
Intermittently hilarious comedy-drama from Tay Garnett about straight-arrow William Boyd dealing with his recently-paroled father, Ernest Torrence. Torrence is so good that whenever anyone else needs to speak, they have to send him offstage. The supporting cast (especially Clyde Cook) is excellent, but Boyd is a droning stiff. Some great camerawork from Arthur Miller -- no, not that Arthur Miller -- who seems to not have heard that you can't move a camera about in early sound films.
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