Writer Gouverneur Morris’s bizarre tale unfolds in a series of disquieting flash- backs that serve to continually ratchet up suspense and foreboding. Producer Thomas H. Ince and director Irvin Willat showed daring and imagination in their adaptation of the sensational material. U-boat captain Lieutenant Brandt (played with leering savagery by Wallace Beery) commands a barbarous crew of submariners whose atrocities rouse a vengeful hero. A review in Motion Picture News hints at the film's narrative force: "In its slashing boldness, its eloquent daring, its gigantic theme —above all, in its terrific punch—‘Behind the Door’ stands absolutely and unqualifiedly alone!” With Hobart Bosworth, Jane Novak, Wallace Beery, James Gordon
Dir. Irvin Willat | Not rated | DCP Presentation | 80 min | English
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