Racket exposed and smashed in this instance is that concerned with smuggling aliens into the United States, and then blackmailing them for the rest of their lives under threat of exposure [from the…
Mervyn LeRoy, is producing this screen version of the legit hit [by John Cecil Holm and George Abbott] adhered pretty closely to the original. There are practically no alterations and only a few…
This is an inferior remake of The Maltese Falcon, which Warner produced in 1931. Many changes have been made [to the novel by Dashiell Hammett], in story structure as well as title, but none is an…
Chan's interminable saga gets a shot in the arm which effectively dispels any monotony. It is the creation of a co-feature role, with Boris Karloff to play it.
The James Fenimore Cooper historical fiction story [adapted by John Balderston, Paul Perez and Daniel Moore] is transferred to the screen with surprising fidelity, though the two love stories are…
When RKO set about the task of transmuting this Maxwell Anderson-Theatre Guild play to the screen, it had two possibilities. Could have softened the story and played up the business of a woman who…
This plot permits Tarzie's idyllic romance with his mate (Maureen O'Sullivan) to be rudely interrupted by a couple of the missus' relatives from London. Mrs Tarzan has unknowingly become the heir to…
While the title telegraphs the plot [by George Averbach] W.S. Van Dyke, the director, has cannily paced his proceedings so that the suspense values aren't militated against too much. Perhaps that…
This is England's first $1 million picture. It's an impressive but dull exposition of a bad dream.
An earthquake noisy and terrifying, is San Francisco's forte. Quake occurs after more than an hour and up to then the picture is distinguished chiefly for its corking cast and super-fine production.