Transfer of the [Pearl S.] Buck novel from page to celluloid, with a stop-off via the stage [play by Owen and Donald Davis], is a tough adaptation job. The characters are 100% Chinese. In many scenes…
A labored effort to keep this picture neutral on the subject of the Russian Revolution finally completely overshadows the simple love story intertwining Marlene Dietrich and Robert Donat.
Both Alice Faye and Jack Haley are capital as the love interest, former never looking better and handling light emotional scenes with conviction. Walter Winchell and bandleader Ben Bernie play…
San Quentin is stark, authentic-looking prison melodrama that misses being big entertainment because of a love story that is none too strong and a plot [by Robert Tasker and John Bright] that is only…
Those two box-office dynamiters, William Powell and Myrna Loy, are yoked in Double Wed ding, an outright slapstick comedy which would be funnier if it were shorter.
Typically fine Korda production, starring Edmund Lowe in an adaptation from the Edgar Wallace play. Despite the fact that Wallace's son Bryan is credited with the scenario, the screenplay is by…
Maytime has so many fine qualities that its length, occasional lapses into the superfluous and betimes dull interludes will be acceptable.
A Family Affair is wholesome entertainment, well done by a capable cast and superbly directed.
Warners has taken yesterday's headlines and fashioned a melodrama which gives the emotions a rough going over.
With all the dramatic moments of H. Rider Haggard's adventure yarn, and production values reaching high and spectacular standards, here is a slab of genuine adventure decked in finely done, realistic…
A distinct departure from routine picture producing, Vogues of 1938 has an ingenious script, of surprising elasticity. It has a group of superlative floor-show specialties. It introduces a dozen of…