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Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on April 5, 2012 by dcairns

Maurice Tourneur was one of the top directors at Pathe-Natan, as he had been at Famous-Players-Lasky and as he would be at Continental. This week’s edition of The Forgotten concludes our brief series on Pathe-Natan (for now) and looks at some choice examples of MT’s work from the early 30s…

JUSTIN DE MARSEILLE wins points for its multi-racial cast, and for the charismatic customer pictured above. It loses a few points for referring to him only as “the negro,” but most of the characters have one-word nicknames (“the Greek,” “the Chinese”) — what’s really frustrating is that the actor, who has a substantial role, is uncredited.