X Marks the Spot (1931)

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The story begins in 1923 where after an accident, a newspaper reporter needs to raise $5,000 to pay for an operation, otherwise his young sister will be crippled for life. The desperate ... See full summary »


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30 June 2019 | AAdaSC
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| Not quite
Lew Cody (George) gets the headline credit and plays a newspaper editor but the film isn't about him. Sally Blaine (Sue) gets second billing and the film is even less about her. Where on earth is this going? Wallace Ford (Ted) plays a reporter and we finally have our main man who is third in the cast list. He gets a favour from bad guy Fred Kohler (Riggs) to raise some money to treat his sister Joyce Coad (Gloria) after she has an accident. This is an incident he is eternally grateful for and vows to help out gangster Kohler if ever called upon. Eight years later and it's time to repay the favour....

The copy of the film I saw wasn't good quality and the dialogue was no longer synched to the actor's lips - always annoying. When it comes to the acting, pretty much everyone was annoying. Kohler comes out best as he convinces as a gangster - his voice and his look suit the part. Ford is annoying as the lead actor with his chirpy manner but he does deliver some funny lines. The dialogue does have entertaining patches and the film moves quickly. Not sure there is much else going for it. We should have spent more time with the chorus girls as they seemed to have more personality than Blaine or Coad. And the less said about the comedy character of hotel bell-hop Clarence Muse (Eustace) the better. What's that I hear...........? .........tumbleweed......

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Genres

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

13 December 1931

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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