Noah's Ark ★★½

A late silent extravaganza of romance, religion, and war. The plot follows the romance of a beautiful German (Dolores Costello) and an all-American boy (George O’Brien) as the United States enters World War I. The dangers encountered by the lovers are compared to the dangers faced by Biblical Noah and his family as they build the Arc while constantly menaced by the evil, godless King of Akkad (Noah Beery).

The highlight of the film is a massive depiction of the Biblical flood. Plot continuity is poor and the weak story jumps around confusedly. Awkward, stilted talking sequences were added after filming was complete. Michael Curtiz, early in his American career, directed.

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