August 1, 2009

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Dante's Inferno

Jim Carter, a stoker on a luxury liner, loses his job after he reveals that he has faked a broken arm, and he vows to those wealthy people looking down on him in the stoke hole and laughing that someday he will be where they are. After Jim fails to last as a target in blackface at a sideshow for baseball pitches in a carnival, Pop McWade, owner of the carnival show "Dante's Inferno," offers him a job cleaning up the place.

Posted by Vanderleun at August 1, 2009 10:07 AM
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They sure don't make movies like that any more.


Posted by: rickl at August 1, 2009 5:04 PM

I saw the movie about 1950. It wasn't unusual then to return older movies to theaters from time to time.

It is worth a look for those who can enjoy a 1935 movie.

I consider it one of the most interesting straight movies made by the studio system. You wondered if the production team was stoned.

By straight I mean no tricks such as flashbacks, distorting lenses, dreams, or supernatural stuff. Linear plot, mania and ego all the way.

Posted by: K at August 1, 2009 8:38 PM