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When selecting old movies to record, the number of stars listed by the cable company often has a bearing on these choices. However, even though "The Penalty" was showing only two stars, the entire film belies this underestimated rating.
Beyond the natural ambiance of a black-and-white flick from 1941, this movie unfolds gradually, and culminates with a somewhat riveting climax, so it's certainly worth more than a mere two stars.
Edward Arnold, an often overlooked actor from film's early days, portrays a superb sampling of the ultimate bad guy. The one aspect of his character that makes him human is his relationship with his teenage son, a role brilliantly played by Gene Reynolds.
Add a dash of Lionel Barrymore as a crusty old farmer, and a smattering of sizzling young Robert Sterling, and you have created the recipe for a delicious old flick that will hold your attention and dangle in your thoughts like the aftertaste of a delectable dessert.
This film is definitely worth the investment of 80 minutes of viewing time.
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