The Sacred Flame

  • 1929
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

This early talkie, adapted from W. Somerset Maugham's play, suffers from the director's inexperience in handling dialog. The film is no more than a stiff rendition of the stage play. Some of the major problems at the time were the cumbersome soundproof cameras and stationary microphones that limited actors' movement. Nagel plays a WW I vet crippled in a...read more

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