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The Light That Failed

The Light That Failed (1939)

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Release Date: Dec 24, 1939 Wide

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Based on a classic tale from Rudyard Kipling, this melodrama chronicles the desperate attempt of a painter to finish his greatest painting before he goes blind. His affliction is due to a war wound and his final project is to paint a portrait of London's most notorious prostitute. Trouble begins when the hooker falls deeply in love with the artist. Unfortunately, social mores forbid their union and this frustrates the wanton woman. Meanwhile, the artist feverishly continues to paint her. The

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It is unevenly told, but Ida Lupino, as the girl who destroys her own portrait, makes the picture worth seeing.

January 18, 2013 Full Review Source: The Nation
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A bit stodgy with Colman surprisingly a bit off in the lead but the supporting performances of Walter Huston and especially Ida Lupino make it worth seeing. Ida steals the picture handily.
September 8, 2014
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