DIARY OF A LOST GIRL (Titled DIARY OF A FALLEN GIRL in Variety)
Starring Louise Brooks
November 20, 1929
G.W. Pabst is among the best of German directors still working here but has had atrocious luck with his scenarios. This one, taken from a best seller of years ago, is no exception. Its melodramatic treatment of a young girl become a prostitute (Louise Brooks) is ridiculous in its exaggerated theatricalism.
Discrection which Pabst displays in his direction only softens the comic qualities of the story. This time he has also been unfortunate in the choice of his heroine. Louise Brooks (American) is monotonous in the tragedy which she has to present.
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