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John Ford’s first movie at Fox, Just Pals was set in what would become to typify John Ford’s America: the town of Norwalk, on the border between Wyoming and Nebraska.
This early Ford already shows his deep understanding of humanity, friendship, society, and (of course) cinema. Giving complete credit to the notion that, if the Lumiere invented the cinematograph, it was Ford who invented the cinema.
What a sweet film! 4 & 1/2 stars
Ford's first film at Fox is a simple and charming silent drama with a touch of comedy.