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Title: Going Straight

Date: 1916
Type: Crime drama
Rating: 3 Stars 3/5
Colour: Black and White / Silent
Director: Chester Franklin

A middle class family (Norma Talmadge and Ralph Lewis) have their peaceful lives disrupted when their criminal past resurfaces after they meet back up with a member of their criminal gang who want them to take part in one last robbery. The plot is quite melodramatic and unevenly paced but it starts with an interesting flashback to a robbery and there some various dramatic close ups. There is a good naturalistic performance from Norma Talmadge that was unusual for the time.


Norma TalmadgeNorma Talmadge
Ralph Lewis
Eugene PalletteEugene Pallette
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