When RKO set about the task of transmuting this Maxwell Anderson-Theatre Guild play to the screen, it had two possibilities. Could have softened the story and played up the business of a woman who…
This plot permits Tarzie's idyllic romance with his mate (Maureen O'Sullivan) to be rudely interrupted by a couple of the missus' relatives from London. Mrs Tarzan has unknowingly become the heir to…
While the title telegraphs the plot [by George Averbach] W.S. Van Dyke, the director, has cannily paced his proceedings so that the suspense values aren't militated against too much. Perhaps that…
This is England's first $1 million picture. It's an impressive but dull exposition of a bad dream.
An earthquake noisy and terrifying, is San Francisco's forte. Quake occurs after more than an hour and up to then the picture is distinguished chiefly for its corking cast and super-fine production.
This last of Marcel Pagnol's trilogy which started with Marius and continued with Fanny could be cut by almost half without damaging it to any extent.
The Green Pastures is a simple, enchanting, audience-captivating all-Negro cinematic fable. The show [by Marc Connelly, suggested by Roark Bradford's Southern sketches Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun']…
Crowded with ludicrous situations, considerable action and popular gagging, the film is lightweight and synthetic. In the hands of less capable studio people, many of the more absurd proceedings…
Sylvia Scarlett is puzzling in its tangents and sudden jumps, plus the almost poetic lines that are given to Katharine Hepburn. At moments the film [from the novel by Compton MacKenzie] skirts the…
Head over Heels is a topsy-turvy film affair, emulating its title in more than one respect. Of the hybrid Hollywood and Elstree components there's no disputing that, outside of the star's own yeoman…