early bogart film that isn’t really a bogart film because he’s got such a small role. it was made in 1934 so sound was still in its early stages and this film looks much more like a silent feature. all the music is diegetic, the camera doesn’t move very much and much of the emotional story is told through editing. it’s also a pretty interesting film from a social perspective because it addresses issues of justice, responsibility and the death penalty. a fascinating film that i’d like to watch again.