An elaborate and liberally budgeted entertainment, the pictorial climax is the Chicago fire of 1871. This portion envisaging mob panic, desperate efforts to stop the fire by dynamiting, etc, is…
A delightful, very entertaining comedy [from the novel by Thorne Smith] built around several of the characters who appear in Topper, of which this is a sequel.
Suez misses out on its epic aims. Film's shortcomings are chiefly psychological, although a lethargic pace in the forepart almost counts too heavily against it.
Blockade is a film with a purpose - a plea against war. But it misses any claim to greatness because it pulls its punches.
This is the second film produced by the Farm Security Administration, previous one having been The Plough That Broke the Plains, also written and directed by Pare Lorentz, with musical score by…
It's all in the acting and directing. Director Norman Z. McLeod has the knack of building up gags until he has three or four racing each other to the big laugh. Most of the fun comes from a fine…
With the rejuvenated W.C. Fields at his inimitable best in a streamlined production which combines spectacle, melody and dance, Big Broadcast of 1938 is pictorially original and alluring.
Paramount made a happy choice in deciding to turn out a new version of the adventures of Francois Villon. Ronald Colman's delineation of the adventurous poet-philosopher is excellent, carrying…
Adventures of a newsreel cameraman are the basis for this Clark Gable-Myrna Loy co-starrer. It's a blazing action thriller aimed as a follow-up to same pair's click in Test Pilot (1938). It has…
Impressive scenes of the Alaskan waters, backgrounded by towering glaciers which drop mighty icebergs into the sea, imperiling doughty fishermen and their frail craft, lift Spawn of the North into…