Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Brat

14.30 Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese, Bologna, 27 June 2010
THE BRAT [not released in Finland] (La trovatella, USA/1931) PC: Fox Film Corporation. D: John Ford. SC: Sonya Levien, S. N. Behrman, Maude Fulton - based on the comedy by Maude Fulton. DP: Joseph H. August. With: Sally O'Neil, Alan Dinehart, Frank Albertson, Virginia Cherrill, J. Farrell MacDonald. 65 min. From: MoMA.
E-subtitles in Italian by Sub-Ti.

John Ford in pre-Code mode and in George Cukor territory in the modern comedy that has affinities with G.B. Shaw's Pygmalion. A wealthy, pompous writer takes a brash chorus girl into his custody in New York. Ford surprises with his funny touch and his moving camera. Sally O'Neil is spirited in the leading role.

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