Wallace Beery (who is absolutely marvelous here) received top billing per the state of the food chain at the time, but of course the vast majority of us now come to BEGGARS OF LIFE for Louise Brooks. How could we not? She is my favourite person in the history of mankind second only to Jeanne d'Arc. She is the human incarnation of sublimity. I watch in bewildered awe. Incidentally: this is a very fine motion picture.
Superb! Starring Louise Brooks, who didn't make it in talkies, and featuring Wallace Beery, who did. I'm still not really OK with talkies, and color is just tacky. Art photography is usually in Black and White, and films mostly look better that way, too. Restored by George Eastman Museum 2017.