Far less clunky and more graceful than most british/american movies made during the 1930s. Man, James Whale knew how to stage a dynamic shot! Full of fluidity! The story centrals fringe love that evolves into high tragedy with an ending that surprised me!
Shows the same fine feeling for role-playing as other Whale films & despite the forced lugubriousness of primary theme (of the meeting of Experience & Innocence) the heart of the film beats in Whale's fluid staging, his keen eye for theatricality, and Mae Clarke's (probably the best role I've seen her in, making fine use of her "Americanness") allegro con brio movement