Man’s Castle

Spencer Tracy is cast in his most distasteful role. It's a story [from the play by Lawrence Hazard] of a worthless mug who rudely picks up a homeless girl and transports her to a shanty town, where he and other no-goods reside in one fashion or another. The story attempts to justify it all by reformation of the calloused, smart-cracking hero via marriage to the girl when she is about to become a mother.

With:
Spencer Tracy Loretta Young Marjorie Rambeau Glenda Farrell Walter Connolly Arthur Hohl

Spencer Tracy is cast in his most distasteful role. It’s a story [from the play by Lawrence Hazard] of a worthless mug who rudely picks up a homeless girl and transports her to a shanty town, where he and other no-goods reside in one fashion or another. The story attempts to justify it all by reformation of the calloused, smart-cracking hero via marriage to the girl when she is about to become a mother.

Some of the wisecracks Tracy is called upon to read are of the roughest, most inconsiderate kind. Such things as ‘Shut up or I’ll pour that stew down your back’ could hardly be accepted as ever leading to true affection.

It’s that way for Tracy throughout. Loretta Young does a noble job as the little girl who stands nearly everything.

Locale is almost entirely in a shanty village, where little more than sheets of tin and some garbage was necessary. The few miniatures employed look phoney.

Man's Castle

Production: Columbia. Director Frank Borzage; Producer [uncredited]; Screenplay Jo Swerling; Camera Joseph August; Editor Viola Lawrence; Music Frank Harling; Art Director [uncredited]

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1933. Running time: 75 MIN.

With: Spencer Tracy Loretta Young Marjorie Rambeau Glenda Farrell Walter Connolly Arthur Hohl

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