Po zakonu (By the Law) (Dura Lex) (Troye)
Po zakonu (By the Law) (Dura Lex) (Troye) (1926)

Suehne was but one of several alternate titles for the 1926 Russian film Dura Lex (others include By the Law and Atonement). Based on the Jack London short story The Unexpected, the plot gets under way when an Alaskan gold miner shoots his… More

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Eddie Harrison
The List

By the Law is essentially a three hander, played in the familiar silent style of wide-eyes and grand gestures; by stripping Edith's backstory out of London's story, Kuleshov's characters seem to have been fashioned to carry an obvious political message.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

The tension is grueling and the climax is haunting.

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