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The White Sister (1933)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  14 April 1933 (USA)
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Angela Chiaromonte
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Giovanni Severi
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Prince Chiaromonte
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Mina
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Mother Superior
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Father Saracinesca
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Ernesto Traversi
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Gene O'Brien
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Only the producers of the immortal "Smilin' Through" are capable of bringing to the talking screen such a love story with such tenderness, tears and beauty... See more »

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Drama | Romance

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14 April 1933 (USA)  »

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A Irmã Branca  »

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The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 27 September 1909 and closed on 6 November 1909 after 48 performances. The opening night cast included William Farnum as Giovanni and Viola Allen in the female lead. Allen played the same role in the 1915 version of the movie. See more »

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O Sole Mio
(1898) (uncredited)
Music by Eduardo Di Capua and Alfredo Mazzucchi
Lyrics by Giovanni Capurro
Played by the band at the carnival
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Don't listen too hard or you'll hear it creak
24 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Over the top melodrama isn't a bad antique but it is an antique.

Overwrought emotions dominate from almost the first frame and only become more hard to swallow as the picture unspools.

Part of the problem lies with Helen Hayes. Perhaps it's partially my own perception having become familiar with her when she had moved into her highly entertaining old lady phase but she seems too old for her part or her pairing with Clark Gable. It doesn't help that she was never completely comfortable on the screen in her youth relying on stage techniques that don't translate well to the movie screen. Her method and Gable's do not mesh and while she's playing to the back row he is his usual low key self, they share little chemistry.

The film has its moments and a decent supporting cast but the lack of rapport between the two leads in what is basically a story of great unrequited love makes this a struggle to get through at times.


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