Hal Roach introduces Oliver Hardy in straight comedy. Teamed with Harry Langdon - drafted to replace Stan Laurel - Hardy gives out with a minimum of slapstick antics and knockabout stunts. A few of…
Previous Goldwyn production of Raffles had Ronald Colman and Kay Francis as main figures in the romantic motivation to dovetail with the crook angle. Here, however, script concentrates on…
Intense drama, with undercurrent of tragedy ever present, Dark Victory is a nicely produced offering. It presents Bette Davis in a powerful and impressive role.
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…
The Citadel is Metro's second British-made production. It's an effective drama based on A.J. Cronin's novel which generated quite a controversy in medical circles due to presentation of its subject…
An elaborate and liberally budgeted entertainment, the pictorial climax is the Chicago fire of 1871. This portion envisaging mob panic, desperate efforts to stop the fire by dynamiting, etc, is…
A delightful, very entertaining comedy [from the novel by Thorne Smith] built around several of the characters who appear in Topper, of which this is a sequel.
Suez misses out on its epic aims. Film's shortcomings are chiefly psychological, although a lethargic pace in the forepart almost counts too heavily against it.
Blockade is a film with a purpose - a plea against war. But it misses any claim to greatness because it pulls its punches.