Sam Goldwyn picked Barbary Coast as a title and called in Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur to write a story to fit. Result is a picture that has all it takes to get along in thoroughbred company.
As a production Sweet Adeline is in the big-time musical class, but strictly on merit it rates no better than fair. Except for the fact that the girl leaves her father's Hoboken beer garden to go on…
Once more George White presents himself in his very own conception of a film Scandals, the second of the series. Once more it is dull entertainment. Trouble is largely traceable directly to White.
Work on Lancer commenced four years earlier when Ernest Schoedsack went to India for exteriors and atmosphere. Some of the Schoedsack stuff is still in, but in those four years the original plans…
Rates with the best of the G-men pictures. Joseph Spruin-Calleia's screen debut is auspicious. Curtailed to Joseph Calleia, this legit recruit does a consummate job as the arch-menace into whose…
The Black Hole of Calcutta, the battle elephants (with their gargantuan and murder- ous barbed armor), the famous hindustani monsoons and, of course, the basically courageous warrior, Robert Clive…
Too thin a plot trying to cover entirely too much area is a handicap to this screen adaptation of Walter D. Edmonds' novel Rome Haul [and the play by Frank B. Elser and Marc Connelly], of the Erie…
This is not a new or original story for the screen, but it is ideal starring material for Peter Lorre, making his first appearance in a Hollywood-milled product. Ideal as this French-written novel…
If the picture misses as outstanding, it's because the script and the direction are not up to the star and title combination. It sums as a swell idea that doesn't quite come through.
Star of Midnight is a non-camouflaged follow-up on The Thin Man (1934), although made by a different producer [from the novel by Arthur Somers Roche]. It hits a similar merry comedy-drama stride and…