Monday, November 30
(1929, Roland West) Back from the pen, cocky ex-gangster (or is he?) Chester Morris looks to be railroaded for a cop killing during a warehouse robbery, but he’s got a great alibi: a date with cop’s daughter Eleanor Griffith. Forgotten high stylist West shot many scenes in forced-perspective sets crafted by Menzies. 16mm. Approx. 91 min.
“The first film to use sound imaginatively… West makes much here of the noise by criminals and cops, clanging truncheons, marching feet, police whistles…”
– David Shipman