Robert Riskin and Jo Swerling put the scenario together [from a story by W.R. Burnett]. It's a model in the expert manipulation of such hokum as the office worm thrust into danger by coincidence and…
Story of an African colony [Nigeria] is an immense production, done for the greater part with deft direction, played with distinction by two main characters. Leslie Banks and Paul Robeson carry the…
Escape Me Never, produced as a play [by Margaret Kennedy] in London and New York with the same star, is a well-produced film transcription of a story of moods and morbidity.
Preston Sturges has translated Ferenc Molnar's dainty stage comedy for the screen, and has turned out a somewhat vociferous paraphrase. Slightly idealistic atmosphere of the original is missing, and…
In toto it's a generally unsympathetic saga of a 17th-century music-hall trollop which requires a specially produced prolog to square existing moral standards and the Hays office. It opens in a hovel…
Everything revolves about Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor and June Knight, the menace. She's the Park Avenue bankroll ($60,000) for the forthcoming musical comedy [dance direction by Dave Gould]…
The lion-hearted dog that was Jack London's creation as the leading character of Call of the Wild emerges now as a stooge for a rather conventional pair of human love birds. Changes have made the…
It's no less than fitting that Will Rogers' last picture should be one of his best. In Old Kentucky is a delightful comedy.
This is red hot off the front page. But beyond that it has nothing but a weak scenario [from a story by Gregory Rogers] along hackneyed lines.
Story [by Edwin Knopf] is irritating in many ways. Gary Cooper is a young author who sells a piece of his land to a Polish tobacco grower, who wants it as a dowry for his daughter. He goes to the…