The Drag-Net Download Movie Free
a5c7b9f00b A playboy takes a job as an assistant district attorney, finds himself up against a tough crime boss and his gang.
Not one, not two, but three stand-out performances enliven this otherwise turgid tale from the studios of Edgar Rice Burroughs. A filmed stage play with a great deal of talk and somewhat less of action, The Drag-Net is further burdened by the insufferably arch "acting" of Rod La Rocque who strolls through his role like a stupefied mummy.
Miss Nixon, although attractively photographed and a bit more animated than the sleepwalking Rocque, also seems a liability as her part could be eliminated from the picture altogether without any loss of comprehension. In fact, the picture would not only move a whole lot faster for her absence but might even get by as a passable thriller. Whilst we're about it, we could scissor out all of Mr Le Saint's sequence as well and half of Mr Girard's.
This leaves us with all the good nightclub stuff and all the wonderfully fraught-with-menace sequences involving John Dilson as a Jekyll-Hyde lawyer (his best performance ever), Jack Adair as an especially greasy nightclub manager (his best performance ever) and Edward Keane as a gloriously malfeasant assistant district attorney (his best performance ever).
Nicely photographed by director/cinematographer Edward New Adventures of Tarzan Kull, this picture, despite carrying the burden of a mummified Rocque, certainly makes a fascinating addition to Burroughs/Tarzan lore. Son of a prominent attorney is shipped off to the DA's office in the hopes that it will stop his all night