Such Men Are Dangerous ★★

Such Men Are Dangerous is stiff and awkward. It's very much a film of the early sound film era with long silences and no score to fill in the space. It plods along, crackling and creaking. However, there's something appealingly odd about the film's story. It's almost genreless. At first, it borders on a horror-revenge tale with an "ugly" guy abandoned by his wife changing his appearance. But it eventually becomes something else. Warner Baxter is pretty good in the lead. And a pre-Dracula Bela Lugosi has a small but interesting part as a plastic surgeon. Lugosi really shines in his limited screen time, making the most out of very little. While dull, Such Men Are Dangerous is oddly watchable.