The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1935)

  |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy


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The tenants of an old boarding house are terrorized by an evil slumlord. One day a strange man arrives at the house and begins to help them with their problems.


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  • Frank Cellier and Conrad Veidt in The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1935)
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  • The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1935)
  • Conrad Veidt in The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1935)
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24 March 2006 | adamsc1
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| disarming visitor shepherds the hurting residents
I thoroughly enjoyed this film the first time I saw it. I have seen it twice in about the last 10 years on late night TV. It's been a while since my last viewing of the film.

It has a powerful message and has elements of the hero-flick, in the personal presence, and apparent infallibility of Mr Veidt's character.

The sinfulness of our human character, in several of its guises, is on display in this film; lust, greed, folly, etc.

What is compelling is Veidt's character's dealing with such realities of our nature. Rather than blasting all the evildoers away with bullets as one might expect in a "hero-flick", he expresses patience, acceptance of their frailties and love to the unlovable house guests.

The film might prompt you to ask the question, who in history has loved humanity in such a sacrificially way?

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