Sin Flood (1922) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sin Flood (1922)




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This character study was adapted from Henning Berger's play, Synafloden, which was known as The Deluge in its English translation. Stratton's Cafe is located in the town of Cottonia, near the banks of the Mississippi River. Since it is below river level, Stratton (Will Walling) has water-tight doors installed. One day the flood alarm sounds and Stratton locks up his cafe. Inside are Billy Bear, a young broker (Richard Dix), Poppy, the chorus girl he once loved (Helene Chadwick), and a number of other people, including a tramp, an alcoholic street preacher, a shyster lawyer, two cotton traders who are enemies, and an out-of-work actor. When they all realize they will probably die of suffocation, they undergo a shift in consciousness. Everyone reforms and forgives their fellowmen in the spirit of brotherly love. Finally they decide to face the flood head on and fling open the doors. To their surprise, the water has receded and all is well. Not surprisingly, everyone immediately reverts to their old, wicked selves -- at least that's the way it was in the play. In the film version, Billy Bear and Poppy hang onto their ideals and head off to get a marriage license. ~ Janiss Garza, Rovi


Darwin Karr
as Charlie
Otto Hoffman
as Higgins
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Critic Reviews for Sin Flood

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Although Mr. Berger's psychological satire is sharper on the stage than on the screen, the film stands up well and as motion pictures go is far superior to the general run of stuff.

July 16, 2020 | Full Review…

For its changed purpose the picture is excellent. The bitter cynicism of the play is greatly modified. There are touches of comedy that lighten the gloom, and in the end romance triumphs.

July 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Not a flaw can be found in the development of the story. The logic is absolutely convincing. And all the power that this dramatic situation suggests is there.

July 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Rarely does a hardened reviewer find himself moved to an enthusiasm that demands superlatives for its expression. But if one's admiration and entire satisfaction are sincere, why not yield to them without affected restraint?

July 28, 2020 | Full Review…

It is a photoplay you will wish to see, and seeing, you will remember.

July 28, 2020 | Full Review…

A film that represents enormous progress in the silent art. [Full review in Spanish]

July 16, 2020 | Full Review…

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