Splendor and intimacy do not blend any more than the traditional oil and water. Each treads on the other's toes. Cecil B. DeMille adds nothing to his directorial rep in this one other than to again…
An intriguing adaptation of a noted novel, the English-made Pimpernel is distinguished by a splendid cast and productional mounting that rates with Hollywood's best.
Not a bad effort to make an artistic picture out of a book which is generally rated among the British fiction classics. At the same time, the attempt fails, and it fails because the producer, with…
All through the picture there's charm, romance, gaiety and eclat. There's a dash of Continental spice in the situation of the professional male co-respondent who is to expedite Ginger Rogers' divorce.
The adventures of the quartet who are lost in the Malayan jungle are episodic and disjointed, running the gamut from stark tragedy to unbelievable farce [from a novel by E. Arnot Robertson].
The theme is by no means new, but the idea is ever popular. Paramount first presented it as a silent back in 1921. In 1926 Helen Hayes and Kenneth MacKenna made a season of the same James M. Barrie…
One Night of Love is basically an operatic film. It's the fact that the film is human, down to earth, that helps most. Even the operatic excerpts have all been carefully picked for popular appeal.
This lavish musical from the British studios is a colorful, extravagant costume film that makes its bid for attention purely on an extravaganza platform, and makes the grade. It is, compared to…
The greatest trouble with Scarlet Empress is, at the same time, its greatest weakness. Josef von Sternberg becomes so enamoured of the pomp and flash values that he subjugates everything else to…
Any ordinary film, when loaded with the handicaps piled on Les Miserables, would stagger and drop with a resounding flop. Holding it all together is the thespic strength of the great Harry Baur, who…