The King of Jazz as directed by J. Murray Anderson on his first talker attempt cost Universal $2 million in his inexperienced hands.
This is not merely a matter of John McCormack singing 11 songs. Fox has molded what might easily have become so much sentimental sop into a charming background for the Irish tenor.
If it were not for Jeanette MacDonald there would be no picture, this despite the disappointing direction of Ernst Lubitsch and the talker debut of England's Jack Buchanan.
Smart showmanship. Combination of jaunty comedy of the spicy Avery Hopwood type, [based on his play, Little Miss Bluebeard] generous flavoring of spice in title and action, and a wealth of gay…
In all departments a wow picture. Comparison is inevitable with the silent version made by Thomas Ince eight years earlier with Blanche Sweet and William Russell. In both instances Hollywood closely…
In his first picture Richard Cromwell does surprisingly well. He looks the part and John Blystone, directing, covers him up splendidly by curtailing his lines to a minimum.
In its adaptation of Ex-Wife, the spicy 1929 novel by Ursula Parrott, Metro has taken liberties. Refinement has taken the upper hand here, with only the necessary touch of sauciness to satisfy…
When Garbo gargles on the low ones it's hard to accept her as the operatic high soprano an off-screen singer presents her to be, but the picture [from the play Signora Cavallini by Edward Sheldon] is…
The Sea Beast was a money picture for Warners in 1926. [This sound remake, using the title of Herman Melville's original novel,] again stars John Barrymore.
Howard Hughes' air film was advertised as costing $4 million, which likely means $3 million - plenty.
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