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A good sound film for its time that should be absolutely fascinating to any silent-film buff. Look at the cast list and the director's name. This film positively teems with former silent-film *STARS* at the onset of sound productions.
Perhaps not surprisingly, I feel this film would have been better if produced silent. It certainly has the silent "look" and a silent "pace" to it.
While I think all the actors' voices sound good (even Gilbert's), their line deliveries are occasionally suspect--but not too bad.
All in all a decent (not excellent) early sound picture that should hold silent-film fans rapt till the end credits.
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