Melodrama with bad dialogue but themes ahead of its time
It would be so easy to overlook this movie: the dialogue is so awful, especially for Josie - her lines in particular are cringeworthy. And the actress playing Josie is cringeworthy as well. But if you can look past that, you will see a sincere look at the PTSD faced by soldiers and alcoholism, and a blunt, unvarnished, blunt presentation of racism - is this the first mention of "white supremacy" in a movie? And there are characters looking down on someone as low class for their racist views - when have you ever seen that in a movie before the 1950s? Thankfully, it's short, because I'm not sure I could stand the bad dialogue longer than that.
- May 31, 2022
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