The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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A gripping social drama based on the newspaper headlines of the day.
An interesting example of Hollywood message movies of the 30s and a curious snapshot of a star on the rise.
Not a great movie, but still an undeniably important piece of anti-fascist American cinema.
This movie is a realistic, but boring drama about a man who joins the kkk because he looses his job and blames it on foreigners. He later realizes it was a bad idea when he kills his friend. It's a pretty simple story, and Bogart does give a good performance, but it's not all that interesting.
Black Legion is one of the 30s Warner Bros. movies that had to have been based off a newspaper or magazine article and played up with a heavy-handed but relevant message. The story's kind of silly in an exaggerated (even if it is just) way and Humphrey Bogart's acting is a bit hokey (although not as bad as the kid who played his son.) You're never going to find Black Legion on any essential Bogart list but It's not a bad watch considering he's not playing a gangster before he became a leading man.
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