Man's Castle
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Man's Castle
This Depression-era romantic drama, which offers a surprisingly potent and unsentimental view of the economic hardships of the time, stars Spencer Tracy as Bill, a rough-hewn laborer struggling to get by and sleeping in a Hooverville shack. Bill meets Trina (Loretta Young), a sad and desperate young woman with no prospects and nowhere to go; her plight touches his heart of stone, and he allows her to stay with him. Bill picks up work where and when he can, while Trina tries to turn their hovel into a home. Bill soon makes the acquaintance of Fay LaRue (Glenda Farrell), a brassy showgirl whose… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Haunting, magical romance set in the Depression."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Frank Borzage's vision of lower depths and heightened feelings"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Harsh-spirited, episodic, and in a rage over the ghastly injustices of economic privation."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
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