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The Struggle (1931)

Passed | | Drama | 10 December 1931 (USA)
A young couple's marriage is jeopardized by the husband's descent into alcoholism.

Director:

D.W. Griffith

Writers:

Anita Loos (from the screen story by), John Emerson (from the screen story by)
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Cast

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Hal Skelly ... Jimmie Wilson
Zita Johann ... Florrie Wilson
Charlotte Wynters ... Nina
Evelyn Baldwin Evelyn Baldwin ... Nan Wilson
Jackson Halliday Jackson Halliday ... Johnnie Marshall
Edna Hagan Edna Hagan ... Mary Wilson
Claude Cooper Claude Cooper ... Sam
Arthur Lipson Arthur Lipson ... Cohen
Charles Richman ... Mr. Craig
Helen Mack ... A Catty Girl
Scott Moore Scott Moore ... Al - A Gigolo
Dave Manley Dave Manley ... Tony - A Mill Worker
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A young couple's marriage is jeopardized by the husband's descent into alcoholism.

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Drama

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This was the final feature-length film directed by D.W. Griffith. See more »

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A Last Hurrah
24 January 2002 | by RamblerSee all my reviews

By the time he made this film, Hollywood had D.W. Griffith right where they wanted him; a broken man. His studio was gone and he was selling out his UA shares--to make this film, I think. It's a shame that things went so wrong for him at this time, for it is evident in "The Struggle" that he was figuring out how to use this new sound gizmo. I was very impressed by his use of sound, almost Altman-like at times with overlapping dialogues. But, sadly, Hollywood had moved beyond DW, and didn't need or want him around anymore. This film is not the calibre of "Broken Blossoms" or "Intolerance", but it's a fine effort on a small scale from one of filmdom's greats.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ten Nights in a Bar Room See more »

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Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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