The [original J.B.] Priestley novel must have been a bit more plausible than as evidenced in the cinematic transition. But regardless, it has all the elements for horror and thriller exploitation…
It's an all-star show with a flock of the biggest air favorites. Bing Crosby, Burns and Allen, Kate Smith, Boswell Sisters, Arthur Tracy (The Street Singer), Donald Novis, and the Vincent Lopez and…
The acting and casting call attention to Rome Express. A combination of Grand Hotel and Shanghai Express, nevertheless it is original in conception and execution. Casting is superb and the players…
A story [by Barry Conners and Philip Klein] about a cop, the waitress he finally marries and the girl's sister who gets tangled up with a rodman. That's about all.
The phoney stock or 'wall paper' grift gets a pretty expert expose in this yarn [by S. J. Peters]. William Powell does a swell job as Gar Evans, a fast-talking and thinking promoter. He keeps his…
Nothing has been overlooked on detail in providing a heavy doctor touch, plus sets of an intricate laboratory and surgical apparatus which in itself is sometimes a little gruesome. They have been…
The old Richard Walton Tully stage perennial stands the test of the innumerable South Seas pictures that have been done since its stage production way back yonder.
Interesting film material comes from warden Lewis E. Lawes' book of memoirs of prison administration [adapted by Courtenay Terrett and Robert Lord]. While it may take some liberties and overstep…
Despite the Lubitsch artistry, much of which is technically apparent, it's not good cinema in toto. For one thing, it's predicated on a totally meretricious premise. Herbert Marshall is the gentleman…
Fantastic would-be thriller [from a story by Richard Connell] whose efforts at horrifying are not very effective.