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The Finger Points is a fun enough 1930s-era crime-drama that doesn’t stand out any others from that timeframe either, however. Still, for fans of this style of filmmaking might find it entertaining.

 

 

The Finger Points
— Warner Archive Collection —

(1931)

Genre(s): Drama, Crime
Warner Archive | NR – 85 min. – $21.99 | February 6, 2018

Date Published: 02/09/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: John Francis Dillon
Writer(s): John Monk Saunders and W.R. Burnett (story)
Cast: Richard Barthelmess, Fay Wray, Regis Toomey, Clark Gable, Robert Elliott
DISC INFO:
Features: None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
Video: Full Frame 1.37
Subtitles: None
Region(s): 1

 

 

PLOT SYNOPSIS


Naïve Southern boy Breckenridge Lee (RICHARD BARTHELMESS) comes to Chicago to seek his fame and fortune as a newspaperman and while his first story leads the police on a raid and gets his name on a headline, it also lands him in the hospital and saddled in debt. When affable criminal fixer Louis Blanco (CLARK GABLE) clues the kid in on how to land the gravy over gravel, Lee signs on to be syndicate stooge. While fellow reporters Marcia (FAY WRAY) and Breezy (REGIS TOOMEY) worry that the kid is in over his head, Lee makes a play at a pow-wow with the underworld’s Number One – a sit-down that proves fatal for one member of the fourth estate.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


No features and only a very basic main menu.

 

VIDEO – 2.75/5, AUDIO – 2.5/5


Warner Brothers releases The Finger Points onto DVD through their Archive MOD program, presented with a full frame (1.37 AR) which was littered with scratches, dust marks and dirt so hardly looking good. The audio isn’t any better with some dialogue being a bit soft and there were many instances of hisses and pops.

OVERALL – 2.5/5


Overall, The Finger Points is a fun enough 1930s-era crime-drama that doesn’t stand out any others from that timeframe either, however. Still, for fans of this style of filmmaking might find it entertaining. The DVD released by the WAC offers up average video/audio transfers and no features.

 

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