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Hugo and Biff were friends until they met Virginia. Biff could think of no one but Virginia, but she would never be happy with a big slow bully. So she married Hugo and Biff married Amy just because his Virginia got married. Amy loves Biff, but Biff constantly thinks of Virginia even after Hugo takes his job and has him put into prison for two years.Written by
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This film was one of three Paramount sound features acquired by Warner Bros., along with 1929's "The Letter" and 1932's "A Farewell to Arms" with the intention of remaking (though the latter was never remade by WB). These films would join the "Popeye" cartoons as properties originally by Paramount that were sold to Associated Artists Productions (a.a.p.) in 1956 later United Artists Television. See more »
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One of Cooper's most multi-faceted performances...
This is a real gem of a little film--filled with wonderful performances by its leads. Fay Wray very nearly steals the film with her boisterously show-boaty performance. And it's hard to watch the luminous (and almost totally forgotten) actress, Frances Fuller, without wondering why she didn't become one of the all-time greats of that era! Her patented look of pained disappointment in life really reaches the heart. But it's Gary Cooper who's the real revelation here. This performance is unlike anything else he ever filmed. Dark, complex, insecure--and yet strangely self-satisfied-- it's really a well- wrought role, and Cooper adds just the right touches to make the character of "Biff" likable and sympathetic. As noted by other reader/reviewers here, his best scene is the awkward, first date "courting" scene at the carnival. This is Cooper at his finest. It seems this film might have been a real breakthrough for Cooper. He shows a sure-footed confidence that had been previously under-realized. I suggest you take this film at face value--and don't judge it for something it isn't. It's pure entertainment--and Gary Cooper (who was then at the very peak of his startling handsomeness) is an absolute pleasure to watch, in every scene he's in.
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