The Flood (1931)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Set in the Mississippi Valley, The Flood spends the bulk of its running time concentrating on a romantic triangle. Heroine Eleanor Boardman is married to William V. Vong, but she's in love with muscular Monte Blue. Only the titular deluge, brought about by a bursting dam, solves this domestic dilemma. The climactic flood sequences are a bit disappointing, especially after the dialogue has raised audience expectations to a fever pitch. Silent-picture leading man Monte Blue never did click as a talkie star, and within a few years he was rebuilding his career from the ground up as a bit player.

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dam, flood, indecision, love, love-triangle, marriage