The Blot (1921) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Blot (1921)




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Movie Info

A college instructor attempts to support his family on a meager salary while his self-employed neighbor has plenty of cash to spare.


Phillip Hubbard
as Prof. Griggs
Louis Calhern
as Phil West
Philip Hubbard
as Prof. Griggs
Margaret McWade
as Griggs' Wife
Marie Walcamp
as Juanita, The Other Girl

Critic Reviews for The Blot

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

It touches the heart. It is sensibly and intelligently put together, points a worthwhile moral without offensive preaching and is on a live topic. In addition, its technical qualities are high in standard.

November 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Widely regarded as Lois Weber's masterpiece, The Blot brings into perfect harmony the social commentary of her Universal work and the domestic intrigue of her later projects.

November 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Weber films this pain-seared drama with a meticulous eye for the telling detail-worn-out shoes, torn carpet, tatty furniture-and for the nuances of social observation and concealments on which pride and shame depend.

July 24, 2017 | Full Review…

This superb movie helps restore [Weber's] reputation.

September 28, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Vivid look at income inequality and ordinary people struggling to get by, in a society where only the rich make a decent living.

January 1, 2011 | Full Review…

Connected with the mostly middle-class audience who identified with the heroine.

August 23, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Blot

The romance here is quite average for a movie like this. The actors are average too, no one really stood out for me. Overall an okay movie, not bad but not good either.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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