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The Struggle (1931)

 |  Drama  |  10 December 1931 (USA)
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A young couple's marriage is jeopardized by the husband's descent into alcoholism.

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Hal Skelly ...
Jimmie Wilson
Zita Johann ...
Florrie
Charlotte Wynters ...
Nina
Evelyn Baldwin ...
Nan Wilson
Jackson Halliday ...
Johnnie Marshall
Edna Hagan ...
Mary
Claude Cooper ...
Sam
Arthur Lipson ...
Cohen
Charles Richman ...
Mr. Craig
Helen Mack ...
A Catty Girl
Scott Moore ...
A Gigolo
Dave Manley ...
A Mill Worker
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A young couple's marriage is jeopardized by the husband's descent into alcoholism.

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A Last Hurrah
24 January 2002 | by (Culpeper, VA) – See all my reviews

By the time he made this film, Hollywood had D.W. Griffith right where they wanted him; a broken man. His studio was gone and he was selling out his UA shares--to make this film, I think. It's a shame that things went so wrong for him at this time, for it is evident in "The Struggle" that he was figuring out how to use this new sound gizmo. I was very impressed by his use of sound, almost Altman-like at times with overlapping dialogues. But, sadly, Hollywood had moved beyond DW, and didn't need or want him around anymore. This film is not the calibre of "Broken Blossoms" or "Intolerance", but it's a fine effort on a small scale from one of filmdom's greats.


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