Dress Parade

Dress Parade

Bill Boyd
Director: Donald Crisp Cast: Bill Boyd
Bill Boyd
, Bessie Love
Bessie Love
, Hugh Allan
Hugh Allan
Donald Crisp


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Despite his accomplishments as an actor, Donald Crisp's talents as a director were slight at best. What makes Crisp's Dress Parade work are the engaging star performances of William Boyd and Bessie Love. Filmed on location at West Point, the story concerns a brash young cadet (Boyd) who is humanized via his love of the commanding officer's daughter (Love). Naturally, our hero has to be thoroughly disgraced at one point in the proceedings, the better to set the stage for a spectacular redemption. Cliched though it may be, Dress Parade had the advantage of a surface authenticity; besides, Bessie Love is so gosh-darned cute.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2011
UPC: 0842614103070
Original Release: 1927
Source: Grapevine Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [silent]
Sales rank: 58,736

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