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The Unholy Three (1930)

Directed by Jack Conway

Crime | Drama | Romance

Overview

“Talkie” remake of Tod Browning’s 1925 silent film. A trio of former sideshow performers double as the “Unholy Three” in a scam to nab some shiny rocks.

Length 72 minutes

Actors

Clarence Burton | Linda Parker | Ray Cooke | Cecilia Parker | Trixie Friganza | Crauford Kent | Ivan Linow | Elliott Nugent | John Miljan | Harry Earles | Lila Lee | Lon Chaney

Viewing Notes

I couldn’t locate Tod Browning’s 1925 silent version so had to make due with the 1930 talkie remake. I really like the plot but it got a little goofy at times. I felt like it may have played darker in the original. Still, it was great to see/hear Lon Chaney in his one and only talking role.

Lila Lee is a standout as Rosie, a pickpocket and the object of the love triangle the central plot revolves around.

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