Painted Faces (1929)





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In this film, 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 that the girl is innocent.
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Joe E. Brown
as Hermann / Beppo
Lester Cole
as Roderick
Barton Hepburn
as Buddy Barton
Richard Tucker
as District Attorney
William B. Davidson
as Ringmaster
Dorothy Gulliver
as Babe Barnes
as Cafe Proprietor
Jack Richardson
as Stage Manager
Jerry Drew
as Juror
Russ Dudley
as Juror
May Wallace
as Juror
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Critic Reviews for Painted Faces

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June 11, 2005

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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
Bruce Bruce

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