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Paul Lukas
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Date of Birth: May 26, 1891

Country: USA

Total Titles at Criticker: 74 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (74)
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The Challenge (1970)
All-out war between the United States and an Asian country is averted when the two sides agree to settle their differences by each choosing a single soldier as champion and having the two men fight to the death on an isolated island. (imdb)
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Sol Madrid (1968)
Government agent Sol Madrid travels to Mexico with hooker Stacey to bring mobster Villanova and drug kingpin Dietrich to justice. (imdb)
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Lord Jim (1965)
James Burke, after distinguishing himself as a midshipman in the British merchant marine, rapidly rises to the rank of executive officer, second in command of a ship. A broken foot necessitates that he be put ashore to heal. After his recovery, the very proud Jim - his pride rooted in his competence, which had made him a highly respected and admired naval officer - signs on as the executive officer of the Patna, a rusty tub manned by a third-rate crew overseen by a barbarous captain... (imdb)
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55 Days at Peking (1963)
Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and tacit support of the Boxers by the Empress of China and her generals. (imdb)
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Fun in Acapulco (1963)
A singer works as a lifeguard and entertainer in a Mexican resort city. (Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide)
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Tender Is the Night (1962)
Set in Europe's waning days of the Roaring Twenties, the plot focuses upon the tempestuous marriage between jaded psychiatrist Dick Diver and the beautiful, schizophrenic socialite Nicole Warren... (All Movie Guide)
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The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Paris, city of lovers...the day the clocks stopped turning and the world stood still...
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Scent of Mystery (1960)
A vacationing Englishman stumbles upon a plot to kill a young American tourist in Spain. (imdb)
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The Roots of Heaven (1958)
A final condemnation of violence and intolerance through the story of Morel's adventures. Morel lives in Africa and can not stand the massacre of the elephants. He starts to fight to banish this hunt and to awake the world's consciousness. As he starts, nobody supports him, but thanks to American reporter Sedgwick, he becomes famous. (imdb)
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo (imdb)
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You Can Change the World (1951)
An evil priest bores movie stars.
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Kim (1950)
Kim, a young boy living on his own on the streets of India, is actually the son of a British officer. He meets a lama, a holy man, and devotes himself to his tending.
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Berlin Express (1948)
In divided Germany just after WWII, people from many different countries are passengers on a train. When one of the passengers, a German working for peace, is kidnapped by people who don't want his ideas to work, the others must set aside their differences and work together to find him in time for an important conference. (imdb)
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Deadline at Dawn (1946)
A sailor on leave appears to have killed a woman. He has until dawn to find the real killer, aided by a weary dance hall girl. (imdb)
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Whispering City (1946)
A reporter hears that a famous actress is dying in a hospital after being hit by a car. She goes to the hospital to interview the actress, who tells the reporter that her wealthy fiance, who was killed in an accident several years before, was actually murdered. Before long the reporter finds herself in a web of corruption, mental illness and murder. (imdb)
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Temptation (1946)
Victorian melodrama, set in Egypt, of a refined woman whose illicit affair leads to murder. (Wikipedia)
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Experiment Perilous (1944)
In 1903, Dr. Bailey meets a very strange woman on a train, then hears that she has died under mysterious circumstances. Through a friend, he becomes acquainted with the Bederaux family, all of whom seem to be neurotic and secretive; but the beauty of Alida Bederaux draws him into their circle...deeper than he'd planned. Who's in danger from whom? Who's crazy? Who can fathom the obscure motivations? (imdb)
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Uncertain Glory (1944)
Jean Picard is a criminal who is about to be executed, but an air raid interrupts it and allows him to escape. Inspector Bonet brings him back. But along the way, they hear that a railway bridge vital to the Germans has been destroyed. The Germans take 100 Frenchmen and are threatening to execute them unless the saboteurs come forward. Picard who would rather die at the hands of the firing squad as oppose to the guillotine, offers to go to the Germans and say that he is the saboteur (imdb)
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Address Unknown (1944)
US art dealer returns to his native Germany for a visit and is attracted by Nazi propaganda. (imdb)
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Hostages (1943)
Luise Rainer's last Hollywood film was the economically produced wartime drama Hostages. Adapted from the novel by Stefan Heym, the story is set in a Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakian village. Rainer plays Milada, the daughter of collaborationist Lev Preissinger (Oscar Homolka). Totally apolitical herself, Milada is won over to the anti-Nazi cause by resistance leader Paul Breda (Arturo de Cordova). (allmovie.com)
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Don
Propaganda short film depicting the rise of Nazism in Germany and how political propaganda is similarly used in the United States to recruit Nazi sympathizers from the ranks of American racists. (imdb)
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Watch on the Rhine (1943)
Sara and Kurt Muller and their three children are returning to her mother's home in Washington DC after 18 years in Europe. A Romanian Count living there discovers Kurt's attache case full of money. He also finds out from friends at the German Embassy that Kurt is working with an anti-Nazi underground group in Germany... (imdb)
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The Monster and the Girl (1941)
Scot Webster tries to save his sister Susan from the clutches of gangster W.S. Bruhl. When Scot comes to Bruhl's rented room, one of the gangster's aides falls into his hands, killed by a gunman. The murderer tosses his gun to Scot and disappears. Since all the evidence points at him, Scot is arrested, tried and sentenced to death. A mad scientist uses his brain to transplant it into a gorilla. After the operation Scot wakes up in the body of a gorilla, eager to get his revenge. (imdb)
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They Dare Not Love (1941)
An Austrian prince flees his homeland when the Nazis take over and settles in London. While in London, he meets a beautiful Austrian émigré who makes him realize his mistake in leaving Austria. He makes a deal with the Nazis to return in exchange for some Austrian prisoners, but discovers that the Nazis are not to be trusted. (imdb)
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Lady in Distress (1940)
A passerby witnesses a murder through the windows of a passing train. He then tries to track down the killer. (imdb)
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Strange Cargo (1940)
Convicts escaping from Devil's Island come under the influence of a strange Christ-like figure. (imdb)
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The Chinese Bungalow (1940)
A wealthy Chinese banker sets his sights on a pretty British singer, and eventually marries her and takes her back to Chinese Bungalow, his estate deep in the Malayan jungle. However, his frequent absences on extended business trips make his wife feel abandoned, and she soon begins an affair with a nearby plantation owner. Her husband soon finds out, and begins to plot his revenge. (imdb)
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The Ghost Breakers (1940)
Mary Carter inherits her family's ancestral home, located on a small island off Cuba, and, despite warnings and death threats, decides to take possesion of the reputedly haunted castle... (imdb)
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Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
Ed Renard is a G-Man investigating a huge Nazi spy ring in the United States. Contacts are discovered and arrested in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. (imdb)
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Captain Fury (1939)
An Irish convict sentenced to hard labor in Australia escapes into the outback, and organizes a band of fellow escapees to fight a corrupt landlord. (imdb)
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The Lady Vanishes (1938)
While traveling in continental Europe, a young British couple realize that a passenger seems to have been kidnapped from their train. (imdb)
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Espionage (1937)
The notorious Orient Express provides the setting for this romance involving two rival reporters in pursuit of a munitions baron. The two rivals eventually fall in love, but not before they are implicated and subsequently cleared of a plot to kill the arms maker. The munitions man also falls in love and decides to use his skills for making more peaceful products. (allmovie.com)
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Dinner at the Ritz (1937)
The daughter of a murdered financier is working as a jewelry salesperson while she tracks those among her father's colleagues who plotted against him. (imdb)
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Dangerous Secrets (1937)
A brief encounter forms the basis of this romantic drama. It all begins when Helen Bernardi meets Jim Wyndham in a London restaurant. They end up spending the night and falling hopelessly in love. Unfortunately, in the cold morning light, they realize that must go back to their separate lives. Jim must got to India on business while Helen must continue her scientific research. (allmovie.com)
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The Mutiny of the Elsinore (1937)
The story of a surly crew, an honest God-fearing captain, a hardboiled-but-loyal Scotch mate, a scoundrelly second-mate, and then a mutiny, the fight and the final voyage to a safe harbor. But not before the Captain has been murdered, his pretty daughter in peril, her rescue by the single passenger on board, and a member of the crew thrown overboard by another crew member. (imdb)
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Ladies in Love (1936)
Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates. One dates a nobleman and, learning of her rejection by him, considers poison. Another drinks the poison by mistake and lands a physician for herself. The third marries a businessman. The first girl gets a shop of her own. (imdb)
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Dodsworth (1936)
A bittersweet tale of the increasing estrangement of a retired automobile tycoon and his wife. Increasingly obsessed with maintaining an appearance of youth, she falls in with a crowd of frivolous socialites during their "second honeymoon" European vacation. He, in turn, meets a woman who is everything she is not; self-assured, self-confident, and able to take care of herself. (imdb)
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Age of Indiscretion (1935)
A book publisher finds his business floundering, which prompts his socially ambitious wife to desert him for a society millionaire, leaving him with their young son. The publisher's fortunes improve dramatically, however, when a best-selling romance novelist decides to publish her new book with his firm. In the meantime, his ex-wife has married the millionaire, and she and her new mother-in-law come up with a plan to sue her ex-husband for custody of the boy. (imdb)
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The Casino Murder Case (1935)
When Philo Vance receives a note that harm will befall Lynn at the casino that night, he takes the threat seriously while the DA dismisses it. At the casino owned by Uncle Kinkaid, Lynn is indeed poisoned under the watchful eye of Philo. However, he recovers, but the same cannot be said for Lynn's wife Virginia, who is at the family home. Only a family member could have poisoned Lynn and Virginia and everyone has their dark motives. Philo will follow the clues and find the perpetrator. (imdb)
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The Three Musketeers (1935)
The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu. (imdb)
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I Found Stella Parish (1935)
Kay Francis stars as Stella Parish, a London stage favorite who suddenly disappears without a trace. British news correspondent Keith Lockridge (Ian Hunter) girdles the globe in search of Stella, who has left her beloved daughter Gloria (Sybil Jason) in the care of an aunt (Jessie Ralph). Finally locating his quarry, Lockridge learns that Stella dropped from view to hide the fact that she once served a jail sentence as an accessory to murder. (allmovie.com)
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The Countess of Monte Cristo (1934)
A light-hearted comedy when a bit player in a musical tries to convince her friends that she is a countess. (imdb)
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I Give My Love (1934)
A woman devotes her life to her son, who went to prison for killing her abusive husband. (imdb)
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The Fountain (1934)
Set during the first World War in neutral, but pro-German, Holland, Lewis Allison, an interned British officer, is paroled to the castle of Baron Von Leyden and finds living there, but now married to German officer Rupert Von Narwitz, his childhood sweetheart Julie. Long discussions between Julie and Allison, centering on family conflicts that kept them apart, take place before the severely wounded Von Narwitz returns to the castle and more long discussions ensue. (imdb)
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Glamour (1934)
A married chorus girl falls in love with a composer. (imdb)
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Father Brown, Detective (1934)
G.K. Chesterton's crime-solving cleric Father Brown was first brought to the screen in 1934, in the corpulent form of Walter Connolly. The good father spends most of the film trying to retrieve a valuable diamond cross from elusive thief Flambeau (Paul Lukas). Father Brown is convinced that Flambeau is eminently redeemable, but the double-crossing thief hardly proves to be a prime candidate for salvation. (allmovie.com)
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Affairs of a Gentleman (1934)
When a novelist is murdered, suspicion falls on all the women he had affairs with--and then wrote about in his books.
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Gift of Gab (1934)
Conceited radio announcer irritates everyone else at the station. (imdb)
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Secret of the Blue Room (1933)
Twenty years after 3 murders occur in a castle's "blue room", three men who each want to marry a beautiful girl decide to spend a night in the room to prove their bravery to her. (imdb)
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Captured! (1933)
While in a POW camp, a man discovers his best friend was his wife''s lover. (TCM.com)
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Grand Slam (1933)
Because the Stanislavsky method of playing bridge has no rules, it promotes marital harmony for those who stick with it. (imdb)
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The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)
When a famous doctor kills his adulterous wife, he is defended by his best friend, an attorney--who suspects that his own wife is having an affair. (imdb)
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Sing, Sinner, Sing (1933)
A singer on a gambling ship is married to a wealthy playboy. When he is found murdered, all evidence points to her as the culprit, and she is put on trial for the crime. (imdb)
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Little Women (1933)
Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by thier beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie. (imdb)
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By Candlelight (1933)
Beautiful woman mistakes a prince's butler for the prince. (imdb)
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A Passport to Hell (1932)
Just prior to the outbreak of World War I, in the British West African town of Akkra, English woman Myra Carson becomes involved in a scandal and is deported. While Myra's ship is docked at Duala, in German West Africa, the war breaks out and she finds herself facing internment by the Germans.
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Downstairs (1932)
At the wedding of Albert and Anna, Karl, the new chauffeur, arrives. Albert is the head butler, second generation to the Baron. Karl soon seems out of place as a servant, and Albert tells him so. But Karl is a cad. Whenever he gets the chance, he will try to seduce Anna, who is not wise in the ways of the world. He lies without question if it is to his advantage and charms money out of Sophie, the old cook. He disrupts the household and then blackmails the Baroness to keep from being sacked. (imdb)
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Thunder Below (1932)
Tallulah Bankhead's first Hollywood movie was this romantic-drama, in which she plays Susan, the unhappy wife of oil rigger Walt (Charles Bickford), who labors in a Central American oil field. The bored Susan falls in love with Walt's good friend Ken (Paul Lukas) but keeps her husband in the dark about her feelings... until he's plunged into darkness for real when he loses his eyesight. Susan finds her attentions then wandering yet another man, Davis, and Ken urges her to return to Walt.
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Rockabye (1932)
Actress Judy Carroll, from the gas-house district has been trained, educated and developed so well by her manager, that not even the publicity-seeking world of the theater has guessed her antecedents. But she has not loved well or wisely as she learns when she tries to adopt a baby. (imdb)
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The Vice Squad (1931)
A diplomat is blackmailed by crooked vice cops into helping them frame prostitutes. (imdb)
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Working Girls (1931)
Two sisters go to New York for their big break but trouble ensues.
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Strictly Dishonorable (1931)
A womanizing singer falls for an old-fashioned Southern belle. The problem is, she already has a fiance. (imdb)
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City Streets (1931)
Nan, a racketeer's daughter, is in love with The Kid, a shooting gallery showman. The Kid has no ambitions about joining the rackets and making enough money to support Nan's lifestyle. Her attitude changes after her father implicates her in a murder and she's sent to prison. During her incarceration, her father convinces The Kid to join the gang in order to help free Nan. When Nan is released, she wants nothing more to do with the mob and tries to get The Kid to quit, but she may be too late. (imdb)
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Unfaithful (1931)
A noblewoman pretends to be an adulteress in order to protect her sister-in-law, who actually is. (imdb.)
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Anybody
In this sassy romantic comedy, Clive Brook plays Neil Dunlap, a lawyer who is heartbroken when his wife leaves him. Neil is out drowning his sorrows when he meets Pansy Gray (Ruth Chatterton), a high-spirited chorus girl. Neil and Pansy hit the town, and a brutally hung-over Neil wakes up the next day to discover that he and Patsy are now man and wife. (All Movie Guide)
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The Benson Murder Case (1930)
A ruthless, crooked stockbroker is murdered at his luxurious country estate, and detective Philo Vance just happens to be there; he decides to find out who killed him. (imdb)
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The Right to Love (1930)
A woman becomes estranged from her daughter when the girl learns that she is illegitimate. (imdb)
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The Devil
Hallie Hobart, a man-hating manicurist in a western hotel, builds up a small fortune through side deals with farm machinery salesmen; thus she meets David Stone, the unsophisticated young son of Ezra, a wealthy wheat farmer, and leads him into falling in love with her. (KG)
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Behind the Make-Up (1930)
Gardoni, a down-on-his-luck vaudeville performer, is taken in by a fellow performer, a clown who has a bicycle riding act. Gardoni shows his appreciation by stealing the clown's act and his girlfriend, whom he marries. (imdb)
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Grumpy (1930)
George Cukor received his first film directorial credit for Grumpy, though he was contractually bound to share billing with Broadway director Cyril Gardner. Cyril Maude recreates his stage role as a cranky retired lawyer with the requisite 14-carat heart. The lawyer's daughter (Frances Dade) has a boyfriend who is accused of stealing a valuable diamond. Setting his nightcap and pacing around his living room in his pajamas, "Grumpy" solves the case. (allmovie.com)
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Halfway to Heaven (1929)
A traveling sideshow performer sees her trapeze-artist boyfriend fall to his death and suspects his partner of deliberately killing him, finally exposing him with the help of the handsome replacement for her high-flying ex-lover. Cliched murder mystery. (allrovi.com)
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Two Lovers (1928)
During the 16th-century Spanish occupation of Flanders, the fiercely patriotic Mark Van Ryke dons the guise of “Leatherface,” a swashbuckling masked avenger, and performs his derring-do on behalf of the Prince of Orange.
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Egy fiúnak a fele (1924)
"The Half of a Boy". Based on the novel by Kálmán Mikszáth. After his wife's death Gáthy Lörinc remarries and in secret he takes his son born from this second marriage to the same foster parents who take care his first son born from his first marriage and left without mother. Five years later, when both boys return home, his wife does not know which is her own child, and which is the child of the previous wife, so the husband's desire is fulfilled, his orphaned son doesn't have step-mother.
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Samson und Delila (1922)
Reception was reasonably positive, although the actor playing Samson was not thought to be convincing. More serious criticism was aimed at the film's structure, which was not considered to tie the modern storyline and the Biblical storyline together sufficiently.
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