Paramount obviously couldn't make up its mind what it wanted to do with this film; it's rambling and hokey. For a few moments it's sheer farce, for a few moments it's romance. And it never jells.
Sam Goldwyn picked Barbary Coast as a title and called in Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur to write a story to fit. Result is a picture that has all it takes to get along in thoroughbred company.
Gaumont has a zippy, punchy, romantic melodrama in The 39 Steps. Story is by John Buchan. It's melodrama and at times far-fetched and improbable, but the story twists and spins artfully from one…
Once more George White presents himself in his very own conception of a film Scandals, the second of the series. Once more it is dull entertainment. Trouble is largely traceable directly to White.
A good horror flicker. Just vaguely 'suggested' by the Edgar Allen Poe classic, the adaptation wanders not a little, but the basic romance is wisely kept to the fore, and Bela Lugosi, as the…
Reckless is a hodge-podge of melodrama, backstage and quasi-musical. It includes a cinematic recreation [from a story by Oliver Jeffries] of a recent newspaper melodrama involving a torch songstress…
The Black Hole of Calcutta, the battle elephants (with their gargantuan and murder- ous barbed armor), the famous hindustani monsoons and, of course, the basically courageous warrior, Robert Clive…
The first film in the English language directed by Rene Clair, ace French director, it shows that Clair still has full rein on his sense of humor and one of the screen's best from an artistic and…
If its 110 minutes' running time makes it appear a bit sluggish, the sensitive and intelligent development (from the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas) ultimately makes the initiallethargic progression…
If the picture misses as outstanding, it's because the script and the direction are not up to the star and title combination. It sums as a swell idea that doesn't quite come through.
Thanks A Million is corking entertainment. Film unquestionably establishes Fred Allen for the screen. It also takes Paul Whiteman and his orchestra, including Ramona, the Yacht Club Boys, and…