The Quitter (1934)

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When her husband, who founded the town's crusading local newspaper, doesn't come back from the French battlefields of World War I, a woman struggles to raise her two sons and keep the ... See full summary »


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3 May 2001 | bob-717
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| A certain kind of movie
The first things that will strike a modern viewer about The Quitter are the very austere sound (no background music, very little noise other than people talking), the "stagey" sets and performances, and the morality-play structure of it all in which most plot developments are telegraphed long before they occur.

If you can't get past these trappings, I don't blame you. If you can, there are some very interesting characters here and a plot that takes the characters' merits and flaws to their logical conclusion. It's not great, and it's not high tragedy, but it is a glimpse into the way people once thought (or once thought they thought).

Also it has Mary from the original Little Rascals playing a "loose" young woman who is nevertheless shown to be good. Better, as it turns out, than the man who attack her for her promiscuity.

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Release Date:

5 February 1934

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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