Search Results for other_reviews

The Falcon in Mexico (1944)

September 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Falcon in Mexico (1944) The ninth film in the Falcon series A little different than earlier films in the series this one is the first film since A Date with the Falcon without Edward Gargan as Detective Bates and first one without Cliff Clark as the Police Inspector since The Falcon’s Brother when Clark took over the role from noted character actor James Gleason. Also a single character Manuel (Nester Paiva) who “adopts” [...]

Talk of the Town The (1942)

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Talk of the Town The (1942) The Talk of the Town (1942) – is an essential comedy drama from producer-director George Stevens that features an outstanding cast: the powerhouse triumvirate of Cary Grant Jean Arthur and Ronald Colman in leading roles and a solid supporting cast headlined by Edgar Buchanan. Nominated for Best Picture it also received Oscar nominations for Sidney Harmon’s original story its Sidney Buchman-Irwin Shaw [...]

Five Star Final (1931)

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Five Star Final (1931) Directed by Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award recipient Mervyn LeRoy with an adaptation by Robert Lord (One Way Passage (1932)) this newspaper drama was nominated for Best Picture of 1931 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The most notable character in the film is played by Edward G. Robinson who along with his performance in another LeRoy picture that same year (Little Caesar (1931)) showed signs of his [...]

The Films of Alfred Hitchcock

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Films of Alfred Hitchcock References: The Films of Alfred Hitchcock by Harris & Lasky;; The Lodger (1927) – full review! Easy Virtue (1928) The Ring (1927) – full review! The Farmer’s Wife (1928) – full review! The Manxman (1929) – full review! Blackmail (1929) – full review! (photo) Juno and the Paycock (1930) – full review! Murder! (1930) The Skin Game (1931) – full [...]

Born to Kill (1947) – full review!

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Born to Kill (1947) – full review! Directed by Robert Wise with a screenplay by Eve Greene and Richard Macaulay that was based on a novel by James Gunn this average over dark film-noir crime drama features Lawrence Tierney in the title role as Sam Wilde who’s physicality and go-getter personality makes him desirable to women who aren’t satisfied by ‘turnips’. Claire Trevor plays Helen Brent who meets Sam while returning [...]

La Strada (1954)

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

La Strada (1954) A great drama from director Federico Fellini which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film; it’s screenplay co-written by the director and Tullio Pinelli (his first nomination) was also Oscar nominated (Ennio Flaiano also contributed). It stars Anthony Quinn (Viva Zapata! (1952)) as a gruff circus performer a strongman who travels the Italian countryside giving shows. He “buys” a girl (Giulietta [...]

James Cagney: The Signature Collection

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

James Cagney: The Signature Collection The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) Captains of the Clouds (1942) – full review! The Fighting 69th (1940) Torrid Zone (1940) The West Point Story (1950) – full review! Purchase this DVD Collection now [...]

Meet John Doe (1941)

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Meet John Doe (1941) An outstanding political film by director Frank Capra featuring great acting by Gary Cooper Barbara Stanwyck and Edward Arnold. Cooper is a common man exploited by a newspaper writer (Stanwyck; writer Jean Arthur exploited Cooper in an earlier Capra film) and its owner (Arnold) who becomes the voice of the people railing against the status quo. Walter Brennan plays a friend of Cooper’s. James Gleason plays [...]

Dark Command (1940) – full review!

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Dark Command (1940) – full review! If the film Stagecoach (1939) got John Wayne noticed in Hollywood this Western (based on the W.R. Burnett novel of the same name) earned the actor a permanent place on casting director’s cards for the genre. Directed by Raoul Walsh with a screenplay written by Grover Jones (The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)) and others the rest of the cast in this average but watchable story was oddly chosen. [...]

Tovarich (1937) – full review!

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Tovarich (1937) – full review! Though it starts a little slowly this is a very funny comedy directed by Anatole Litvak adapted from the Robert E. Sherwood (The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)) play. Claudette Colbert and Charles Boyer star as Russian royalty who choose to work as maid & butler for a French family in Paris because they refuse to spend their deposed Tzar’s fortune. The title of the film means “Comrade”; [...]
1 2 3 153