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I'm planning to write on this film at length, but for now I just want to offer a quick but enthusiastic recommendation for William Wellman's Frisco Jenny (1932). I watched it for the first time a few weeks ago and was shocked to find myself crying at the end--shocked because until the tears started flowing I thought I was just watching a pretty good genre film of the pre-code era. I knew at that moment that I wasn't crying because of a few especially good shots and nicely plotted twists (although it has both). The film had something special. The tears were a cumulative effect. I watched it aga