Much of the success of the film [from the 1940 bestseller by Willard Robertson] may hinge on reaction to Jean Gabin. He's a pleasing and able player, but fails to project warmth and personal feeling.
Anglo-American Film Corp 'announces proudly that no expense has been spared to save money on this production'. With that nifty this Flanagan and Allen starring vehicle opens with a bellylaugh…
Song of the Islands is a spontaneous and breezy mixture of comedy, song, dance and romance - set in Hawaiian atmosphere.
Loaded with a wealth of songs, it's meaty, not too kaleidoscopic and yet closely knit for a compact 100 minutes of tiptop filmusical entertainment. The idea is a natural, and Irving Berlin has…
Sam Goldwyn has produced a stirring epitaph on Lou Gehrig. For baseball and non-baseball fan alike, this sentimental, romantic saga of the NY kid who rose to the baseball heights and later met such a…
The film transcription of James Hilton's novel Random Harvest, under Sidney Franklin's production and Mervyn LeRoy's direction, achieves much more than average importance.
This is a weird drama of thrill-chill caliber, with developments of surprises confined to psychology and mental reactions, rather than transformation to grotesque and marauding characters for visual…
The story is romantic legend and the theme is classic morality, about two damned souls who return to earth to corrupt the human race, but remain long enough for one to be saved by a girl's love.
Story of vaudeville troupers before and during the First World War [from an original story by Howard Emmett Rogers] is obvious, naive and sentimental. It's also genuine and affectionate and lively.
The heroic defense of Wake Island in December 1941 by some 385 US marines has not only been reproduced as a screen feature almost minutely faithful to the facts but without stooping to cheapness in…