BAD GIRL (Frank Borzage, 1931)

Frank Borzage won his second directorial Oscar—the oh-so-sensitive silent melodrama Seventh Heaven (1927) had brought him his first—for Bad Girl, a mistitled slice-of-life Depression drama about a struggling young couple. Dorothy Haley (Sally Eilers, innocuous, although fluent) lives in a tenement with her older brother, who kicks her out into the street ostensibly because she […]