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Dr. David Yorke
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17 July 1932 (USA)  »

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Tiffany's, the rhinestone of B movie studios.
26 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Purely adequate melodrama, this is another tale of a lost soul who makes it back to life with the help of a beautiful woman. Conrad Nagel is a doctor, humiliated from scandal in London, with a ruined career through drink, and now stuck on a dreary island in the south seas where his drunken past is about to come to an end. Through the grace of an unhappy beauty (Doris Kenyon), he turns his life around, taking a job as doctor to her vindictive older husband (Alan Finehart) who verbally abuses her while flaunting his affairs. After vowing to ruin his wife and Nagel, Finehart is found dead by poisoning, and the obvious suspicions soon follow.

This is typical early talkie melodrama, inadequate technically yet fascinating because of the way it is presented. Such familiar A character players as Reginald Owen and Alan Mowbray add a touch of class to this story which creaks along like an abandoned ship and gets rather tedious at times. The performances are melodramatic but never too over the top, with Dinehart memorably cruel. Yet, it's a fun story, and even if you know that you've seen this plot over and over again, there's a fascinating element in how it all falls together.


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