Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years ...
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Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years before, to keep him out of the rackets. But now that he is dying, he wants to split the business between Giacomo (Jack) and Frank, his other son. The business includes running booze down from Canada.Written by
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This film received its first (and probably only) telecast in New York City Monday 16 September 1957 on the Late, Late Show on WCBS (Channel 2); in Philadelphia it was first shown 21 October 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6) and in San Francisco it was finally telecast 5 September 1963 on KGO (Channel 7). There is no reliable documentation that it was ever televised in Los Angeles. It's infrequent television showings at that time were limited to the less predominant markets such as Wednesday 22 January 1958 on CKLW (Channel 9). (Windsor, Ontario/Detroit, Michigan,) and Friday 28 March 1958 on KYW (Channel 3) (Cleveland, Ohio). Today, film enthusiasts have it easier and are happy to see it's occasionally given an airing by Turner Classic Movies because of renewed interest in the career of John Gilbert. See more »
There have been several explanations for John Gilbert's downfall with the advent of sound. But it's doubtful that any of them are true. His voice was not high and feminine, it was masculine and pleasant. Louis B. Mayer did not intentionally put Gilbert in a succession of turkeys to humiliate him. Mayer was too shrewd a businessman to throw away money by making clunkers. Why then did the silent screen's most popular leading man fall flat when movies learned to talk? "Gentleman's Fate" provides a pretty good answer. Gilbert had no flair for dialogue. He read his lines woodenly, especially in scenes with consummate pros like Louis Wolheim. And mediocre scripts like "Gentleman's Fate" didn't do him any favors. This has to be one of the slowest, talkiest gangster movies in history. The characters, ranging from Gilbert's "gentleman" to a gang of bootleggers and their molls, sit around a crummy hotel lobby blathering endlessly about who they're going to bump off with only an occasional foray outside for gunfire. Then it's back to the hotel for another gabfest. And another long wait for more action while poor John Gilbert has to keep bantering...which clearly isn't his forte.
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