Entertaining film and first of the gangster pictures to deal with the snatch racket, kidnapping.
Tip-top rowdy comedy. Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell are out on the loose as gold diggers again in the spicy surroundings of Havana, and Allen Jenkins is a low comedy character. Completing the…
What matter the beautiful panshots, idyllic scenes in the wildwood, the cinematic portrayal of the unsophisticated peasant girl's amorous outpourings if it doesn't entertain?
Elmer Rice's screen adaptation of his own legit play retains enough of its natural dramatic power to rate favourably with the original. Directed with complete understanding of the subject, expertly…
This is an effort to stretch a brief idea to feature length with horseplay and mechanical punch which doesn't quite register. Chief handicap is a lack of spontaneity and swiftness of movement. Basic…
Morning Glory isn't an entirely happy choice for Katharine Hepburn but the star provides a strong performance. This one is heavy on legit class and lacks action and sustained conflict.
Philo Vance [from the novels of S. S. Van Dyne] comes back to the screen in the hands of William Powell, unravelling a murder mystery in an interesting and entertaining manner.
Plot [from a story by Houston Branch] trips a light fantastic over a series of gags and the gags account for most of the merit. Between the good ones, the yarn rushes James Cagney through some…
Sitting Pretty's assets are a youthful trio of leads, some fast dialog, a swell score and direction that hits a pace from the start and sustains it to the finish.
Pretty fair entertainment. Fortunately, it's been steered clear of over sombreness or becoming too morbid; also hyper-dramatic or bordering on the gangster cycle.