Five Star Final

Five Star Final ★★★★

While the film suffers from some early talkie, hammy performances in some places, its earnest story of a greedy newspaper ruining the life of a formerly acquitted murderer packs a powerful punch. A sleazy, pre-Frankenstein Boris Karloff, H.B. Warner, and Alie MacMahon all wonderfully support leading man Edgar Robinson in this pessimist, pre-Code tale of the corruption of the press.