Sentimental Bloke (1932)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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The Sentimental Bloke is inspired by the poems of Australian bard C.J. Dennis. Cecil Scott stars as a rough-hewn Aussie who tries to clean up his act when he falls in love with a demure young miss. Most of the humor is predicated on regional Australian slang, which must have been as impenetrable as Sanskrit or Urdu to American audiences of the 1930s. Director Frank Thring later became a familiar movie character actor; he is perhaps best remembered for his portrayal of Pontius Pilate in the 1959 Ben-Hur. A silent version of Sentimental Bloke, assembled by the same producers, was released in 1924.

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love, purity, romance