Painted Faces (1929)

Painted Faces


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A circus clown creates trouble when he serves on a jury and refuses to convict an innocent young woman for murder. His vote causes a hung jury for five long days. In the end, it is discovered why he is so sure the girl is innocent---it was he who killed the man for abusing his adopted daughter. When the court and new jury hear this, the render him innocent and all is well.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Fanny Hatton, Frederic Hatton, Frances Hyland
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On DVD: Aug 28, 2007


as Hermann / Beppo

as Roderick

as Buddy Barton

as District Attorney

as Babe Barnes

as Cafe Proprietor

as Stage Manager
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Critic Reviews for Painted Faces

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

June 11, 2005

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Painted Faces

This is a very old film and the DVD is put out by Alpha Home Video. It stars Joe E Brown who plays a clown and is on a jury for a Murder Trial. The case is presented to the Jury and the Jury votes all vote Guilty except one, Joe Brown who holds out for 5 days before he tells a story that takes an unexpected twist, which I will not give away. For a film made in 1929 it had a overall good theme. I have to give it 3 stars. The audio wasn't the best and like a number of other Alpha Home Video Projects the film was full of scratches and cuts, but what can one expect from 1929, I am just amazed its still around. 3 Stars

Bruce Bruce

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