Bringing The Maltese Falcon to the screen as Warners have done was no easy job. But director Roy Del Ruth lets things take their course and, with a naturally nonchalant although extremely odd private…
Scene is laid in Berlin and a discursive opening has some trick shots at a fashionable caberet that must have cost a good deal to get set. For a start it does manage to pump up an effect of gaiety as…
Strangers May Kiss is based on the best seller by Ursula Parrott, whose Ex-Wife provided Metro and Norma Shearer with a previous release. The Metro star is back with a sweet film.
Nearly everybody either knows or imagines the story of Daddy Long Legs. Mary Pickford and Marshall Neilan, back in 1919, made a silent hit of it for First National. Fox, in remaking the picture into…
A whispering campaign managed to get started to the effect that the picture has to do with the subject of mannish femmes. The film [from Christa Winsloe's novel The Child Manuela] really has to do…
As a novel the story [by John Monk Saunders] was known as Single Lady. In Liberty weekly, it was known as Nikki and Her War Birds. As a sensitively neurotic, sometime goofy, somtimes dumb but always…
There's an unwitting punch scene in this picture to draw laughter. It's where Kay Francis shows off her figure in undies while explaining she's through with the gold-digger racket and intends going…
All credit to the kid players, director Norman Taurog, and the adapters for taking Percy Crosby's newspaper comic strip [co-written with Sam Mintz] and making it readable and moving in scenario form.
Probably the first sophisticated treatment of a gangster picture. Story is the usual love-redeeming tale of two kids caught in a gangster vortex.
An extraordinary, good, impressive and strong talker. Again fine work by Fritz Lang, and his wife and helper, Thea von Harbou. All the more astonishing as it is Lang's first talker.
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