A Few Words About A few words about...™ Beggars of Life -- in Blu-ray

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    Robert Harris

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    William Wellman's 1928 Beggars of Life is a look back at a story about hobo life at the time, as told by Jim Tully.

    While Richard Arlen and even of more interest today, Louise Brooks, are interesting to watch, the star of the film is truly the great Wallace Beery for his films c. the mid-1930s -- Viva Villa!, Dinner at Eight, Grand Hotel and Tugboat Annie.

    But in 1928, before he moved to M-G-M, he was a Paramount contract player.

    There was a part-sound MovieTone version of the film, but what is offered by Kino Lorber is the silent, with a new score, based upon the original.

    As a Blu-ray, it's a very nice looking element, with a decent gray scale, and good detail. No real problems to be found.

    Just a pity that we don't have the part-talking version with which to compare. It may no longer survive.


    Image - 3.5

    Audio - N/A

    4k Up-rez -3.75

    Pass / Fail - Pass

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    RAH
     
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    Thanks for the review. I am looking forward to seeing this, having previously only read about it in Ms Brooks autobiography. ("of")
     

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