Sunday, April 26, 2009

Little Man, What Now? (Frank Borzage, 1934)

****
USA



Frank Borzage is saddled with a portentous, awkward mediocrity of a screenplay - about the state of [un]employment in Weimar Germany, no less - and he renders it into something tender and radiant. It's still preachy, to be sure, but rather than delusions of grandeur, there is conviction behind the humanity.

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