Lucky Star (1929)
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frank borzage was a leading director of the silent era who fell on hard times and was nearly forgotten. and that's hard to believe with films like this in his oeuvre. the third and last pairing of one of the all-time great screen couples, charles farrell and janet gaynor, the film is unabashedly romantic and guileless, with fairytale sets and an otherworldly atmosphere. gaynor retired from films in the 30s and farrell's career fell off sharply when his cartoon voice belied his rugged looks. watching the crippled farrell trying to teach himself to walk again is heart wrenching, as is janet's abduction by his loutish war buddy. it's wonderful stuff about which one can truly say: they don't make them like that anymore
A beautiful romantic drama, with some charming humor as well. The story was good, and so were the actors. It's both sad and happy, I really liked it, and I highly recommend it.
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