Man of Conflict ★★½

Late-career Edward Arnold the way we like him: expansive, brash and jovially menacing, playing another in his long line of larger-than-life but morally obtuse magnates. He wants to bring his son in to co-run the family business, but the heir apparent wants to work his way up from the bottom, incognito. Unfortunately, the honest scion's played by reliably anti-charismatic John Agar, and the energy drains away in the middle as he takes center stage. Arnold comes roaring back at the end with a scene that's both touching and more than a bit unsettling. Nothing new, but worth taking a look if you're an Arnold fan.