An American Tragedy unreels as an ordinary program effort with an unhappy ending. Its relations to the book [by Theodore Dreiser] upon which it is based are decidedly strained. As Von Sternberg has…
With Alfred Hitchcock its director, more was expected. The story appears to be run through in a straight style as though closely following John Galsworthy's London stage hit.
An original story of the musical comedy writing trio of DeSylva, Brown and Henderson, it is without music of moment or quantity. The three boys have fashioned a composite of a lot of other stories…
Formerly well known as Trilby via famed novel [by George Du Maurier] and stage interpretations, the studio renamed it to designate the villainous hypnotist as the leading character.
The venerable English sardonic Beggar's Opera was adapted by Kurt Weill (music) and Berthold Brecht (libretto) into Three Penny Opera, a much-produced stage work these last decades. The Nazis…
The usual Marx madhouse and plenty of laughs sprouting from a plot structure resembling one of those California bungalows which spring up over night.
Rene Clair has applied a technical formula similar to that of his preceding productions, Sous les Toits de Paris and Le Million, to subject matter which constitutes social satire. That is, his film…
There's no lace on this picture. It's raw and brutal. It's low-brow material given such workmanship as to make it high-brow. To square everything there's a foreword and postscript moralizing on the…
It's the second Mark Twain story to be done by Paramount, first being Tom Sawyer. Same quartet that did Sawyer reunite in Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin, Mitzi Green and Jackie Searl. The latter two…
Not the least of this film's assets is the title, carrying the prestige of a novel that was a sensation upon its publication. What David Graham Phillips wrote as a protest against narrow-minded…
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