The Barker (1928)




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This talkie from 1928 contains minimal dialog as it tells the tale of a young boy who desires to join the circus like his father, a midway barker. Unfortunately, his father has been saving all his life to send his boy to law school in hope of giving him a better life.


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Betty Compson was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in this carnival-set melodrama

May 5, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

A fair-to-middlin' example of that transitional hybrid, the part-talkie.

Mar 17, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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