Poppy (1936)

Sometimes movie-making is back-breaking work, something that comedian W.C. Fields found out first hand while performing in this sentimental remake of his silent comedy classic Sally of the Sawdust (1925). While riding an old-fashioned… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 19, 1936
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2007
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

In exquisitely poised shots that cut together at jolting angles, Mizoguchi reveals the unholy tangle of steadfast love with class barriers, economic forces, and stubbornly unjust traditions.

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