St. Louis Blues, is behind-the-scenes Mississippi riverboat stuff in a modern setting, which is perhaps its most discordant note. It lacks the charm of the background that keynotes Show Boat.
Dodge City is a lusty western, packed with action, including some of the dandiest melee stuff screened.
The Stars Look Down is a visual education on British mining. A picturization of a subject long an uncomfortable wedge in the English social-political scheme, Stars would merit laurels alone for a…
Story [from one by Edwin Justus Mayer and Franz Schulz] is light, but with a good share of humorous moments, many of them of the screwball variety. It's a slender thread, however, on which to tie…
Story [by Felix Jackson] itself is a rather ordinary Cinderella yarn, gaining substance and strength through adroit direction, excellently tempoed lines and situations, and topnotch cast performances.
A strong hit on Broadway, "You Can't Take It With You" is also a big hit on film. It is still playing in legit form. the New York Music Hall engagement of the George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart comedy being…
This harum-scarum farce comedy is Katharine Hepburn's first of this type. Opposite her is Cary Grant, who is perfectly at home as a farceur after his work in "The Awful Truth." Picture is moulded…
Moto wriggles through another mass of Oriental-Occidental intrigue in the Far East for the second [from a story by John P. Marquand] of 20th-Fox's rival series to the well-established Charlie Chans…
The story of Father Flanagan's struggle to make a successful boy's home and then an entire community near Omaha, Neb, is the motivating theme throughout. Producers shrewdly have not made it entirely…
This is a beautiful and deeply touching picture, skilfully adapted from I.A.R. Wylie's poignant magazine story.