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Gentleman's Fate (1931)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  7 March 1931 (USA)
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Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years ... See full summary »

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Giacomo Tomasulo / Jack Thomas
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Frank Tomasulo
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Marjorie Channing
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Ruth Corrigan
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Mabel
John Miljan ...
Florio
George Cooper ...
Mike
Ferike Boros ...
Angela (as Ferike Beros)
Ralph Ince ...
Dante
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Papa Francesco Tomasulo
Paul Porcasi ...
Papa Mario Giovanni
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Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years before, to keep him out of the rackets. But now that he is dying, he wants to split the business between Giacomo (Jack) and Frank, his other son. The business includes running booze down from Canada. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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As thrilling and surprising an underworld talkie as the screen has shown, swift as a bullet, played by a cast it would be hard to match! (Trade paper ad). See more »

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7 March 1931 (USA)  »

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Destino de um Cavalheiro  »

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A Bit of a Clunker
31 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For an MGM Movie this one looks Rather Unkempt and Ugly. The Sets are no Great Shakes and even the Outdoor Scenes seem Claustrophobic. John Gilbert in His First Talkie does OK with a Mundane Character and the rest of the Cast seems Hardly Inspired as if They Knew this was a Clunker.

There are a Couple of Neat Scenes. A Fist Fight and a Peace Dinner that are Shot with some Panache but most of the Movie is Dull and some of the Scenes are Stilted and have some Heavy Handed Pauses and Awkward Dialog. Not much to Recommend here, even as a Pre-Coder because Truth be Told not much Happens and what does is so Mishandled that it Almost seems Deliberate and some Sources Say that was the Case. A Curiosity at Best.


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