The strength of this multiple Oscar-winning-Hollywood-classic is obviously not its script. The writting is conventionnal, the twists predictable. But the oh very spectacular direction of Wellman and the fight scenes (were are in 1927 for God sake !) are highly entertaining. Cinema as spectacle at its best. With big screen, good laughs, some sad bits, nice camaraderie. Gary Cooper makes a noticeable 3 minutes cameo.