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…
Morocco is too lightweight a story to be counterbalanced by the big-time direction given it. Marlene Dietrich has little opportunities in her first American talker. There's nothing to the picture…
This ornate operetta, a pageant of bright fabrics, big sets and milling mobs, is founded upon If I Were King, a story [by Justin Huntly McCarthy] which has been done three or four times earlier in…
Feet First is full of Harold Lloyd gags, stunts and tricks, all in a comedy vein, as always. Dialog is the same way.
A big screen effort [based on a story by Hal G. Evarts] and an elegantly directed job by Raoul Walsh. But the recurrence of the same things, interrupted now and then by a 'big scene', such as the…
If it were not for Jeanette MacDonald there would be no picture, this despite the disappointing direction of Ernst Lubitsch and the talker debut of England's Jack Buchanan.
Most of the action centers in South America in a setting of rich Spanish ancestral life. The turn the story [based on A Double-Dyed Deceiver by O. Henry] takes is a wide one after the first reel…
A frothy bit of celluloid [from the play The Best People by Avery Hopwood and David Gray]. It is Miriam Hopkins' first picture. The stage artiste plays tick-tack-toe with the camera, sometimes…
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