The Cat's Paw is a big departure for Harold Lloyd in that it is the most adult comedy yet attempted by him.
Flirtation Walk is bright and diverting entertainment in which the musical sequences [dance numbers directed by Bobby Connolly, music and lyrics by Allie Wrubel and Mort Dixon] are logically worked…
Viva Villa! is a corking western. It's a big, impressive production which sets out to make Wallace Beery's Pancho Villa appear as a somewhat sympathetic and quasi-patriotic bandit.
Sam Goldwyn brilliantly launches a new star in a not so brilliant vehicle. Anna Sten has beauty, glamour, charm, histrionic ability (although there are a couple of moments which seemed a bit beyond…
A powerful yarn of espionage during the early days of the Russian revolution. Leslie Howard and Kay Francis handle the two chief roles tellingly. Story comes from a novel by R. H. Bruce Lockhart…
From almost any standpoint, The Painted Veil is a bad picture. It's clumsy, dull and long-winded. It's mostly the fault of the scripters. Yarn is so confused in the telling as to be almost hopeless…
Jimmy the Gent is good fun. James Cagney pops Allen Jenkins, his dumb cluck stooge, every time he gets sore. It's expert, thorough-going, typically Cagney manhandling. And good for plenty of laughs.
Story is confused and confusing, and while with the aid of heavily-shadowed lighting and mausoleum-like architecture, a certain eeriness has been achieved, it's all a poor imitation of things seen…
Fashions of 1934 may be a bit far-fetched and inconsistent, being predicated on a false premise, but it has color, flash, dash, class, girls and plenty of clothes.
John Barrymore, who stars, is quoted as saying, 'I've never done anything I like as well . . . a role that comes once in an actor's lifetime.' It's Barrymore's picture, no doubt of that, with…