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John Gilbert stars in Tod Browning’s lurid tale about a carnival barker whose ex-girlfriend’s jealous lover (Lionel Barrymore) intends to behead him during the Dance of the Seven Veils.


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Genre:   Drama
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Director:   Tod Browning
Cast:   John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Lionel Barrymore
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Show, The
 
3.5

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3.0

An Entertaining Palace

By GARMAC

from Illinois

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Pros

  • Engaging
  • Entertaining

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    • Everyone

    Comments about Show, The:

    If you want to see what actors were able to communicate before sound and then view them when they work with film and sound ,this is for you. In the musical /opera Sunset Boulevard by Weber , Norma Desmond sings "We had faces then". In cinema not only does Gloria Swanson prove the significance of that thought so too do Gilbert and Lionel Barrymore. Here is a chance with a very entertaining film to observe that fact. In addition ,one gets to see Salome's dance of the seven veils more than once.......do you really need more?

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    4.0

    Browning at his best

    By JeffryDVD

    from Coldwater, MI

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    Pros

    • Classic
    • Engaging

    Cons

    • Uneven

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    Comments about Show, The:

    Being a silent film fanatic, and added to the fact that this film was considered lost for many years, the rediscovery of a Tod Browning film is always cause for celebration. I consider his silent films much better than his talkies-he never really had the fluidity with sound that he had with silents, and having actors like Chaney and John Gilbert gave him the chance to let them really have fun with their roles. Here, Gilbert and Lionel Barrymore are at odds over a young lady (Renee Adoree) against the backdrop of-what else for Browning?-a circus, and the results are not quite as bizarre as previous Browning works like LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT or THE UNKNOWN. Definitely worth getting.

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