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Dated, But Worth It, If Only For Dunne


As always, she's a class act and a fine actress. Charles Bickford's character is pretty unlovable, but his performance is credible and gives a good idea of what he had in him (i.e. "Brute Force").

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This movie was ok--Dunne saves it, imo. I like Charles Bickford but sometimes he seems to bellow his lines more than is necessary.


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IloveMuggy says > I like Charles Bickford but sometimes he seems to bellow his lines more than is necessary.
I just thought that's how he talks. I hated the character but the actor did a fine job. He was believable enough in the role that I despised him.

The story is an excellent representation of how easily some people can ruin their lives and the lives of those around them. Once they fall into the trap of secrets and lies, it's easy for a domino effect to take hold. The real lesson is don't get involved with a loser.

If not for Anna, Jim would never have gotten past his dingy mining job. He had no desire to improve his station in life. Through Anna's efforts they were able to rise out of the monotonous life they and generations before them had endured. It's true he did work to grow the business but he never stopped being a small-minded man. That's why his cheap floozy mistress and her partner were able to manipulate him so easily.

Anna, for her part, should have cut Jim loose early on. A grown man, or woman for that matter, should not need a babysitter constantly watching over them to keep them from misbehaving. People have to remember we cannot help someone who doesn't want to be helped. She didn't help him; what she did was what's called enabling.


Woman, man! That's the way it should be Tarzan. [Tarzan and his mate]

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