Fritz Lang follows up his Fury (1936) with another wallop. You Only Live Once is full of stark and bitter moments, but these bite no more deeply than deftly wrought scenes of tenderness. The…
While a lot of the acting and motivation reeks of the phoney, Slave Ship is so effectively mounted and shot through with action that it stands up.
This is a handsomely mounted and forcefully dramatic glorification of Queen Bess. It holds a succession of brilliantly played scenes, a wealth of choice diction, pointed excerpts from English history…
Peter Lorre's new characterization, that of an educated Japanese merchant and amateur sleuth, gets away from the grim villainy of his previous film efforts. He no longer is a bogey man. When he…
A railway comedy [story by Frank Launder], reminiscent of The Ghost Train (1931), written around the comic personality of Will Hay, supported by his very 'aged' and very 'young' foils.
Breakfast for Two is loaded with a wide assortment of larynx and midriff ticklers, with Barbara Stanwyck and Herbert Marshall turning in slick performances. About the only time that the zany pace…
Producer Samuel Goldwyn made the film first in 1925 and did mighty well by the results. Stella Dallas is chiefly a tear-jerker of A ranking.
Turned out on a broad canvas, The Hurricane is a scenically pretentious and colorful spectacle which has as its climax a hurricane sequence that is compellingly realistic. The authors of the novel…
A workmanlike script [from the play The Umbrella Man by Will Scott], the dialog of which is both intelligent and punchy, goes a good distance in making London by Night the meritorious melodrama it…
Those Ritz Bros are let loose in a wild and hilarious filmusical, one of the best of the series of this type which 20th Century-Fox has turned out. There are others in it too - Alice Faye, Don…