Jun 012018
 

The Great Meadow is a well acted western, with John Mack Brown gives a commanding performance, and rather dark in many respects. Although the western genre isn’t really my thing, with few exceptions, this actually wasn’t half bad.

 

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 06/01/2018  Tagged with:
May 052018
 

Woman Chases Man is a charming romantic comedy thanks to the lead performances by Miriam Hopkins and Joel McCrea; it’s an incredibly fun flick. The DVD released by Warner Brothers is part of the “Samuel Goldwyn Classics” line.

 

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 05/05/2018  Tagged with:
Apr 302018
 

A Notorious Affair is an amiable enough romance-drama but hardly special, though I did enjoy the performances from Basil Rathbone, known mostly for his portrayal as Sherlock Holmes from 1939-46, as well as the tremendous Kay Francis.

 

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Apr 202018
 

Shining Victory is a fine drama featuring two solid performances by its leads, James Stephenson and Geraldine Fitzgerald, the latter particularly. It’s by no means great but does have good dramatic moments and ideas.

 

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 04/20/2018  Tagged with:
Apr 202018
 

The Prime Minister is an interesting drama with plentry of parallels to the incredible rise to the top of the UK government of Winston Churchill. It’s a bit long winded in spots but performances were decent enough.

 

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Apr 132018
 

The Big Parade of Comedy is a poor compilation piece that puts together scenes of some of the stars from the 1920s and onward but doesn’t have very much insight into the actual subject of comedy.

 

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