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High Voltage (1929)



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An assorted bunch of strangers find themselves stranded in an abandoned church in the middle of a blizzard. It's an interesting historical document, but it's a pretty terrible movie. The dialogue is hilariously awful, and on top of that it's outrageously dated. The combination of bad and dated is so bizarre that I just had to transcribe some of it. Here's a sample conversation. As you read it, keep in mind that every line is said in a threatening, tough-guy manner.

See what I mean? Anyway, Carole Lombard, in an early performance, is pretty good, but the rest of this quaint production is a wash.