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Broken Blossoms

1936

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  • The most Teutonic element is the production design of Englishman James A. Carter, another collaborator from The Lodger. He creates a miniature China which wouldn't look out of place in Murnau's magic carpet ride from Faust, and a louring London of sweaty, crumbling walls which all seem hewn from Catherine Deneuve's silly-putty apartment in Repulsion. Like drunken pugilist Arthur Margetson in the Donald Crisp role, they seem to lack the moral fortitude to remain upright.