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The Face on the Barroom Floor (1932)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  14 October 1932 (USA)
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Bill Bronson is a likable young bank clerk, whose congenital thirst for liquor is kept under control until he joins his wife Mary at getting blotto at a company party. From there it is a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Dulcie Cooper ...
Mary Grove Bronson
Bramwell Fletcher ...
Bill Bronson
Alice Ward ...
Mrs. Grove
Phillips Smalley ...
C.E. Grove
Walter Miller ...
Sam Turner
Maurice Black ...
Cesar Vanzetti
Eddie Fetherston ...
'Dr. Slick' Waters
Pat Wing ...
Miss Lee, Turner's secretary (as Patricia Wing)
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Bill Bronson is a likable young bank clerk, whose congenital thirst for liquor is kept under control until he joins his wife Mary at getting blotto at a company party. From there it is a downward spiral. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A horrible whirlpool of gin and sin! (original ad) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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14 October 1932 (USA)  »

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To zontano ptoma  »

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This film played as the top-half of a double-feature with "Virgin in Bali" at the Tremont Theatre in Galveston, Texas on January 25, 1933. See more »

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Dated early melodrama is corny and overacted at times, but still powerful and poignant.
24 October 2012 | by (Culpeper, VA USA) – See all my reviews

This rare film is a fine example of the timelessness of the social drama. If you can find it, see for your self how somethings never change. The Face on the Barroom Floor resurrects a corny old poem's title to illustrate the dangers of alcohol abuse. Bramwell Fletcher stars as Bill Bronson, a down-and-out drunkard who is the object of everyone's derision. It was not always thus: once he was a successful banker, with a beautiful wife (Dulcie Cooper) and a rosy future. But when Bronson tries to wean his father-in-law from the influence of an evil bootlegger, and when his own wife insists that he must drink occasionally to "be sociable," our hero succumbs to the family curse of alcoholism. One sip of booze leads to another, and before long Bronson has literally drunk away his entire life. Though it leans towards caricature and over exaggeration at times, Face on the Barroom Floor is in many ways as powerful as such later anti-liquor epics as The Lost Weekend and Come Fill the Cup.


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