Rating: 6 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 02/09/2019
“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
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.