The Dove
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The Dove
Adapted from the warhorse stage play by Willard Mack, The Dove proved a so-so vehicle for Norma Talmadge, but the lady's box-office appeal helped to overcome the film's weaker passages. Set in a mythical Mediterranean country, the story is motivated by despotic political boss Don Josť (Noah Beery Sr.) Madly in love with cabaret dancer Dolores (Talmadge), Don Josť is sorely annoyed when the girl evinces a preference for gambler Johnny Powell (Gilbert Roland). Pulling strings and calling in favors, Don Josť frames Johnny on a murder charge and sentences the poor fellow to the firing… More