Par's talker remake of the Alfred Savoir farce [in the American version by Charlton Andrews], a thin piece basically, isn't given much more heft under the Lubitsch touch or with the celluloid…
Adapted from Myron Brinig's bestseller, this film has the sweep of a virtual cavalcade of early 20th-century American history. Plot starts out with three sisters, daughters of a small Montana town…
Picture, which concerns the activities of two government secret agents, has trapdoors, poison air guns, hidden passages, machine guns, carrier pigeons, bolo knives and a generous assortment of jungle…
Adventures of Tom Sawyer is in Technicolor and contains visual beauty and appeal in addition to a faithful and nearly literal adaptation of the Mark Twain story.
Dawn Patrol sparkles because of vigorous performances of the entire cast and Edmund Goulding's sharp direction. Story [by John Monk Saunders] is reminiscent of previous yarns about the flying service…
An elaborate and liberally budgeted entertainment, the pictorial climax is the Chicago fire of 1871. This portion envisaging mob panic, desperate efforts to stop the fire by dynamiting, etc, is…
First of the series involving the Hardy family is You're Only Young Once.
Limpid direction makes this sequel to [The New Adventures of Tarzan, 1935, taken from a 12-episode serial] fall way short of even the limited possibilities of an independent production. Herman Brix…
Blockade is a film with a purpose - a plea against war. But it misses any claim to greatness because it pulls its punches.
Original of Shopworn Angel first appeared about 20 years earlier as a Sat Eve Post story by Dana Burnet. Paramount filmed it (partly in sound) in 1928, with Nancy Carroll, Gary Cooper and Paul Lukas.
It's all in the acting and directing. Director Norman Z. McLeod has the knack of building up gags until he has three or four racing each other to the big laugh. Most of the fun comes from a fine…