Stanley and Livingstone is absorbing and adventurous drama, accentuated by outstanding performances by Spencer Tracy and Cedric Hardwicke in title spots respectively.
Having great sweep and colorful backgrounding, with the photography unusually good, the picture is an outdoor spectacle which highly pleases the eye even if the story [from the novel by Walter D…
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle is top-flight cinematic entertainment. It's another switch on the backstage story, this time dealing with a much-in-love married pair of ballroomologists…
Enmeshed in unconvincing mystery melodramatics, latest of Moto series is a very weak effort, full of incongruities in both story development and direction.
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.
Shirley Temple appears in Technicolor for the first time. Transposition of the Frances Hodgson Burnett several-generation favorite, Sara Crewe, is accomplished most successfully.
Intermezzo is an American remake of a picture turned out three years earlier in Sweden which Gustav Molander directed, with Ingrid Bergman in the femme lead.
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…