Just Like Heaven (1930)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Just before settling into bit roles and dialogue-director assignments, early-talkie leading man David Newell headed the cast of Just Like Heaven. Newell plays Tobey, a Paris street peddler in love with aspiring ballet dancer Mimi (Anita Louise). The two lost souls join a travelling dog circus, pledging undying devotion as the troupe hits the road. Several things happen in the course of the story to keep the young lovers apart, but none of them are of any great interest. This sentimental cheapie was clearly inspired by Fox's Seventh Heaven, but David Newell and Anita Louise were not Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor, nor was director Roy William Neill (later a mainstay of Universal's Sherlock Holmes series) in the same league as Frank Borzage.

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balloon, dance [art], love, romance, vendor