Painted Faces (1929) - Rotten Tomatoes

Painted Faces (1929)





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In this film, a circus clown creates trouble when he serves on a jury and refuses to convict an innocent young woman for murder. His vote causes a hung jury for five long days. In the end, it is discovered why he is so sure that the girl is innocent.


Joe E. Brown
as Hermann / Beppo
Lester Cole
as Roderick
Barton Hepburn
as Buddy Barton
Richard Tucker
as District Attorney
Dorothy Gulliver
as Babe Barnes
as Cafe Proprietor
Jack Richardson
as Stage Manager
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Audience Reviews for Painted Faces

This is a very old film and the DVD is put out by Alpha Home Video. It stars Joe E Brown who plays a clown and is on a jury for a Murder Trial. The case is presented to the Jury and the Jury votes all vote Guilty except one, Joe Brown who holds out for 5 days before he tells a story that takes an unexpected twist, which I will not give away. For a film made in 1929 it had a overall good theme. I have to give it 3 stars. The audio wasn't the best and like a number of other Alpha Home Video Projects the film was full of scratches and cuts, but what can one expect from 1929, I am just amazed its still around. 3 Stars

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