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My life at the movies.

Interference

1928 | United States | 83 min | More...
A still from Interference (1928)
  • Watched on D+: 2 stars (out of 5)
    on Sat Aug 22, 2020 via OK.ru

    William Powell’s first talkie. Despite only rating third billing, he carries the picture. Powell plays a womanizer believed dead in the first World War. When he’s discovered living under an assumed name, a former flame—played by top-billed Evelyn Brent—seizes the opportunity to blackmail her former rival, Powell’s ex-wife, now married to an upstanding doctor. It’s a stiff drama with no emotional stakes. The quiet dignity of Powell’s performance provides the film’s only resonance.