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Faces of Children

  • Drama
  • Mystery
  • 1925
  • Jacques Feyder
  • 114 mins

Summary

A man whose wife has died remarries, and his new wife has a daughter of her own from a previous marriage. The man's young son, however, who loved his mother deeply and misses her terribly, resents his father's new wife, not wanting her to take the place of his beloved mother, and makes life miserable for his new stepsister..

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Having experimented with expressionism in his early career, Belgian-born Jacques Feyder refined the poetic realist style that he had pioneered in Crainquebille in this sentimental tale of motherly love. But not even a director with his visual gifts could completely eradicate the melodramatic miming endemic in silent acting. Consequently, the performances work against the stylised authenticity of the sets, although the story itself is more than a little contrived. Child star Jean Forest is the pick of the cast, as the boy who expresses his resentment at his father's remarriage by tormenting his new stepsister, Arlette Peyran.

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Credits

Cast

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Jean AmslerJean Forest
Jeanne DutoisRachel Devirys
Piérre AmslerVictor Vina
Arlette DutoisArlette Peyran
Pierrette AmslerPierrette Houyez
Canon TaillierHenri Duval
Jean's motherSuzy Vernon

Crew

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DirectorJacques Feyder

Details

Released on
1926-01-18
Languages
French
Formats
Black and white
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