What is there to tell about the Tolstoy story Anna Karenina? Its locale is Russia in the time of the Czars. Anna (Greta Garbo) has a husband and a young son; Vronsky (John Gilbert), a military…
Tremendous is The King of Kings - tremendous in its lesson, in the daring of its picturization for a commercial theatre and tremendous in its biggest scene, the Crucifixion of Christ.
This picture runs 91 minutes - a long time for anybody's film, but it is interesting every minute of the way. The story is that its maker, Roland West, paid heavy money for the film rights to this…
'Frozen Pan' Buster's face is as rigid as ever, and he gets an abundance of laughs out of pure gag stuff. Keaton takes screen credit for having directed this one. And if so, some of his stuff is…
A highly laughable farce [based on the French comedy Reveillon ] with the laughs heavy on situations, and humorous captions added to make an excellent total. There is unusual photography also. At one…
It's a picture [from the play by Maxwell Anderson and Laurence Stallings] that has everything except an out-and-out love story of the calibre of the one in The Big Parade. But where it lacks in that…
A magnified travel film, it's interesting and has been well done, but there's no story, and a travelog is a travelog.
Greta Garbo, making her American debut as a screen star, has everything with looks, acting ability and personality. When one is a Scandinavian and can put over a Latin characterization with…
Mare Nostrum (Our Sea) is a war picture. It's war stuff from a naval angle and not too potent in the telling.
The Winning of Barbara Worth in novel form sold around 2.8 million copies. Samuel Goldwyn figured that if he spent around $1 million on a story that had this circulation he was making a good…
A sumptuously produced picture, one unbroken succession of pictorial surprises in beauty. No better handling of background and composition has been seen.