Dawn Patrol finds well-bred English gentlemen running up against the grim realities of war and always remaining true to the best Oxford traditions.
Abraham Lincoln is a startlingly superlative accomplishment. Next to the direction by D.W. Griffith, with only a tiny margin separating, is Walter Huston's Abraham Lincoln. Young, aging and aged…
If a half-real, half-allegorical idea with a psychology midriff can be put on the screen in as intelligent a manner as this, then films have a wide future in an educational direction. On that score…
The Mark Twain classic has been shrewdly molded to the screen. It somehow crystallizes the essence of a work that is timeless in its human appeal.
Smart showmanship. Combination of jaunty comedy of the spicy Avery Hopwood type, [based on his play, Little Miss Bluebeard] generous flavoring of spice in title and action, and a wealth of gay…
Splendid English version of a German original [released earlier the same year]. It's Emil Jannings' first talker with his name over the title and Marlene Dietrich's underneath.
A costume [from a story by Dorothy Farnum] play that rises above traditional handicaps.
Original title of this one was Enter Sir John. Based on the rather highbrow mystery yarn (by Clemence Dane), it tells how a girl is convicted of murder on circumstantial evidence and sentenced to…
In his first picture Richard Cromwell does surprisingly well. He looks the part and John Blystone, directing, covers him up splendidly by curtailing his lines to a minimum.
Howard Hughes' air film was advertised as costing $4 million, which likely means $3 million - plenty.
The original score, assembled by J.C. Breil, has been recorded for [this sound re-issue]. But though tuneful the music seems shallow in its tenderness and short of the sweeping spectacle that's the…