Aroview: Bravura melodrama from the German Expressionist era wrangles with the divided loyalites of a love-struck police officer who falls for a sultry diamond shoplifter, despite his duty to uphold the law.
While not the seminal export that Fritz Lang was, dir. May's dynamic grapple of montage and camera movement stands as a staunch testament to his place amongst his more celebrated then-contemporaries. A fiercely enjoyable, energetic touchstone of silent cinema.
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4 stars (Very Good) The segments of men laying asphalt, the intersection traffic scene, the seduction scene, & the way lighting was used are memorable. The film was made toward the end of the silent era & no doubt it benefitted from the experiences gained over those years.~tubbs