Applause (1929)

This early example of the "backstage" musical genre tells the story of Kitty Darling, a fading burlesque star who tries to save her convent-educated daughter April from following in Mom's footsteps.


What a fabulously filmed movie. The camera angles and shadows are perfectly aligned with the story and enhance the wonderful acting. Although the plot is familiar, the acting and camera work make this a standout movie for its time or any time. Highly recommended.

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