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1. Little Miss Marker
Director: Alexander Hall
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Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Shirley Temple's First, and Best
Most of Shirley Temple's films are so corny, you wonder how one release kept leading to yet another. "Little Miss Marker", which was remade many times over the years, is the easy answer. It was Shirley's first movie and, yes, she's an orphan from the very start. But thanks to Damon Runyan, a wonderful cast led by Adolph Menjou, and a very original story line (again, thank you Mr. Runyan), the start of the Shirley Temple series is a comical, off-beat delight that surpasses the distilled maple syrup of her later efforts, enjoyable though they may be. Only in the early thirties would you find such a movie as this, and in no other film does the neat and dapper Adolph Menjou play such an unrepentant, but soft-hearted, slob (seeing this alone is worth the price of the movie). It would be great if Hollywood had not lost the knack for making films like this. If you don't like Shirley Temple that much, but you'd like to know what all the noise was about, you'll like this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars VINTAGE TEMPLE
While making this film, Adolphe Menjou remarked about Shirley: "She's Ethel Barrymore at six! This heartwarming story stars Temple as the title character, who is left with bookie Sorrowful Jones (Menjou) as the IOU for a gambling debt. When her father doesn't return, it's up to Jones and his racetrack cronies to make a home for the wee tyke. The Damon Runyon story is cute and clever with the actors even portraying characters out of King Arthur to pacify Shirley; children from the ages of 5-105 will be tempted to watch these expertly COLORIZED Temple films which are still appealing to all who are young at heart! The now - forgotten Dorothy Dell had in this her best role; she had a promising future in the movies until she tragically met her death via a car accident later in the year.

4-0 out of 5 stars Too Cute !!!!
This is a great movie for all Shirley Temple fans . Shirley plays a curly topped orphan who starts out as a sweet little girl who loves fairies and King Arthur and turns into a little mug and says things like "lay off me" and "that would be somethin'." The only thing that would keep you from buying this movie is Shirley does not tap dance or do much singing in the movie. The only song she does is " Son of a Gun." Still she is very cute in this movie and it shows one of her earlier roles.

4-0 out of 5 stars Poor Little Rich Girl
This movie is the type of movie that children should be watching today. It had some educational back ground in it. Where Shirley was presued by a man and wanting her to go with him to buy candy. If the parents are watching this movie with the children they can point out what was wrong when she started to go with him. Other than that the movie was fun to watch and a delight to see a movie without swearing. As in all of her movies she can light up your day and at the same time make you cry.

5-0 out of 5 stars Shirley Shines
What a fun movie!!! Shirley plays a precocious little girl who wins the hearts of a bunch of gamblers. You laugh and you cry. It is heartwarming and fun! She wins your heart from the beginning! I just LOVE this movie! ... Read more


2. Union Pacific
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
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"The legend of Union Pacific is the drama of a nation, young, tough, prodigal and invincible, conquering with an iron highroad the endless reaches of the West."This stemwinder of a foreword strikes the pseudo-biblical/American Empire keynote for Cecil B. DeMille's "history" of building the transcontinent railroad.Only the bombast--and Arthur Rosson's second-unit direction--rises to the film's epic mission.The mustache-twirling villainy is right out of 19th-century melodrama, and the romantic triangle of Joel McCrea's railroad troubleshooter, Barbara Stanwyck's aggressively "Oirish" postmistress-on-wheels, and their black-sheep chum played by newcomer Robert Preston is a feeble distraction.Worse, the stars do their stuff on studio sets, in sterile isolation from the locomotives, Indians, and buffalo hovering slightly out of scale on process screens behind them.There's not one but two train wrecks (always a DeMille favorite); in every other department, John Ford had C.B. beat 15 years earlier with The Iron Horse.--Richard T. Jameson ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Better Than Average De Mille Film
If it's directed by Cecil B. de Mille, you know there's going to be plenty of spectacle, and this film is no exception. Joel McCrea stars as a man hired by the Union Pacific railroad to be a troubleshooter as the build the railroad across the country. Not everyone wants to see it built, so sabotage causes lots of delays. Things get even more complicated for McCrea because his old pal Robert Preston is partnered with Brian Donlevy, one of the men trying to delay the construction. To add to it, Preston and McCrea are both in love with the same woman, an Irish lass named Molly played by Barbara Stanwyck. Train wrecks, Indian attacks, brawls, and other De Mille touches enliven the story. The actors aren't given much to work with, as in most De Mille spectacles, but they do well enough, although Stanwyck's accent is a little hard to swallow. Akim Tamiroff and Lynne Overman, as men hired to protect McCrea, add a lot of humour to the film with their knowing performances. The story moves along at a good pace, and although I like to make fun of Cecil B. De Mille movies, I must admit that I enjoyed this one more than some of the others I have seen. I like the time period and the trains, and in De Mille's hands, it's certainly not boring.

4-0 out of 5 stars MOLLIE MONAHAN
Cecil B. DeMille's contribution for that sterling movie year of 1939 was, of all things, a Western; but it's a brawling, two-fisted, action-packed Western. It is the story of the Union Pacific Railway, which was destined to link two oceans and open up the West. It's like a rough-and-tumble heavyweight slugfest-exciting, thrilling, gory and cumbersome. Stanwyck is excellent as the Irish Molly Monahan and as Jeff, Joel McCrea is first-rate - as Dick Allen, Robert Preston is terrific. DeMille's first choice for Molly was Jean Arthur; when she was unavailable, her turned his favourite, Barbara Stanwyck - they had worked together many times on the LUX RADIO THEATRE. The exterior shots were filmed in Iron Springs, Utah and Canoga Park, California (to double for Promontory Point). Interestingly enough, the golden spike used in the movie was the actual one used at Promontory Point. DeMille had it exhumed from the vault of Wells Fargo in San Francisco! Joel McCrea commented that Stanwyck was "Absolutely fearless and has more guts than most men". Also: "I have never worked with an actress who was more cooperative, less temperamental and a better workman, to use my term of highest compliment, than Barbara Stanwyck". - Cecil B. DeMille.

5-0 out of 5 stars An epic huge-scale western
I hate the way people look at a black and white classic film and automatically think that the movie has to be bad. People only see the poor special effects and the absense of color but never judge a book by it's cover. " Union Pacific " is has a great western backed by a terrific director, great actors, and a large scale plot. Definently a great movie and a true classic.

4-0 out of 5 stars Carry Your Brains in Your Holster?...
This is artful entertainment; this is Cecil B. De Mille presenting an odd blend of celebration and deconstruction in his portrayal of the burgeoning American empire. Far-sighted statesmen and greedy corporate barons; vigilante "justice," racism, ridicule and praise for the durable Irish immigrants, a bolloxed love triangle, a spunky and noble Irish lass, a dissipated lover, a grim strong and silent type, a comic Mexican thug: De Mille's scriptwriters seem inspired to throw in as many elements to the plot as their imaginations allow; and the result isn't the mess you'd suspect but fascinating fun, some gripping action sequences, and a lovely story of confused love.

Barbara Stanwyck plays a guileful innocent, a warm-hearted dame better than both her suitors in her generous and wise understanding of human nature. Joel McCrea plays a super-stolid hero whose better part is realized by his attraction for Stanwyck's character; and Robert Preston is a flim-flam man, a gambler and crook whose love for Stanwyck's "Molly Monahan" redeems his otherwise unrepentent self.

De Mille plays this beguiling troika against the "canvas of history" and so personalizes the abstraction of history. John Ford's "Stagecoach," also released the same year, 1939, is more accomplished and its story more subtle, but not so much more. De Mille obviously enjoys his broad canvases, and his "history" tends to pompous pronouncement at times, but all history is biography for him, which means that -- just as with Ford -- the individual stories are what is important.

You'll like this movie: you'll love "Missy" Stanwyck, McCrea and Preston -- you'll even forgive its somewhat more than occasional moments of silliness.

5-0 out of 5 stars One More Reason why 1939 was "The #1 Hollywood Movie Year"
Amidst the glamour of "Gone With the Wind" and "The Wizard of Oz", this b&w Cecil B. DeMille Historical Fiction Classic received its share of eager 1939 movie theatre audiences.

Starring a wholesome Irish immigrant Barbara Stanwyck, a noble law man Joel McCrae and a dashing dare devil Robert Preston, "Union Pacific" delivers a love-triangle centered around the historic 1869 joining of rail road tracks to connect the Western and Eastern borders of the United States. The love story is "formula", but delivers several "moments" where many viewers will fumble for their Kleenex. The climactic final scene showing the pay-off for all of the material and human sacrifices is priceless!

The very last of DeMille's b&w ventures, Union Pacific is one of those gems that endured the test of time, endearing the "glorious black and white" to generations of viewers. I first saw this classic as a child; I loved it then, as I still do today. Of all of the Hollywood movies ever produced, no single year of film-making has ever stood out from the rest like 1939. "Union Pacific" helped solidify this status. A true Hollywood Classic!***** ... Read more


3. The Big Broadcast of 1938
Director: Mitchell Leisen
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3-0 out of 5 stars Archaic but amusing.
This comedy/musical extravaganza, set mostly aboard an ultra-modern luxury liner, does not hold up as well as most of W.C. Fields' films. It is overlong and rather dull in spots, but several funny scenes (with Fields, of course) almost compensate. Surpringly, the best scene is that in which Bob Hope sings, for the first time, the song that has become indelibly associated with him for the past 63 years, "Thanks For the Memory". It is a duet with Shirley Ross, and it is done not as a funny novelty song, but as a poignant one. Worth seeing.

3-0 out of 5 stars Ship race through icebergs, W.C. Fields at the wheel
This movie has it's good points. It was made with some special effects that may seem primitive by todays standards, but they work reasonably well and are not overdone. There is an animated splash of water that refuses to go back into the ocean and instead dances to the music. If it were in color it would be considered a good video for MTV. W.C Fields is good as two brothers. Bob Hope is adequate. Both have much better films. The best part of watching this is to see how our styles and standards have changed. When Bob Hope was singing "Thanks for the Memory," I found myself looking at the silly hat the girl who sang with him was wearing. Another funny hat was worn by the lady opera singer. She even carried a spear while she warbled. Imagine 60 years from now when somebody reviews Garth Brooks latest video and finds themselves laughing at his crazy hat and that microphone growing out of the side of his head. Styles change, but this is an okay movie with Fields in a flying motor scooter and Ben Blue doing a mean Charleston. If you like dance numbers, Martha Raye does a fun and energetic workout with some gymnastic style tosses. Bob is better in "Paleface," "Son of Paleface," "Fancy Pants," "Seven Little Foys," "Beau James" and any of the "Road" pictures. W.C. Fields was better in "The Bank Dick" and "My Little Chickadee." Tom Willett

4-0 out of 5 stars This movie is well acted and has wonderful songs
The Big Boadcast is with no doubt the best of the four broadcasts. It is splendidly acted with an all star cast. Buzz Fielding (Bob Hope) is a broadcaster on a ship trying to escape from his three ex-wives, with his finacee Dorothy Windham(Dorothy Lamour) Thanks for the Memory was first sung here, and it is Bob Hope's first movie. Shirley Ross is a splendid Cleo Fielding, and Martha Raye does a marvelous job as Martha Bellows the daughter of S.B. Bellows (W.C. Fields) Great dance numbers and songs, I fully recomend it. ... Read more


4. Roxie Hart
Director: William A. Wellman
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This 1942 satirical comedy stars Ginger Rogers as the title character, who agrees to be accused of murder so the publicity will advance her dancing career.Whether she actually committed the crime is irrelevant to the reporters, who fall all over themselves to give Roxie her 15 minutes of fame (well, this compact movie is actually 75 minutes long). Adolphe Menjou costars as the blustery defense lawyer who sees no possibility of losing, and George Chandler plays the meek husband left in Roxie's dust.Among the highlights are the judge, lawyers, and client primping for every photo opportunity, and Rogers's nostalgic tap dance on a metal prison staircase.Roxie Hart was based on the play Chicago, which later became the basis for the Bob Fosse musical with Gwen Verdon (and then Ann Reinking in the 1997 revival) in the Rogers role. --David Horiuchi ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Different but lots of fun
I watched this out of curiousity after becoming a fan of Chicago the movie. It's fun to compare and contrast the modern version against this Ginger Rogers vehicle. Check out familiar characters (such as the prison matron "Mrs." Morton and Mary Sunshine) new characters (the reporter who has a crucial role in the end) and even missing characters (no Velma Kelley.)

This 1942 film has the title character as a woman on trial for shooting a man who is strongly implied to be her lover. Unlike the Roxie Hart in Chicago, this Roxie is innocent and only on trial for publicity to bolster her show business career. Rogers is a lot of fun and chews the scenery as the gum snapping Roxie. In retrospect, it seems a natural that this story became a musical. Aside from a brief tap dance sequence, it's too bad Rogers couldn't show off her musical talents here.

Make note to watch for the totally different but funny ending.

5-0 out of 5 stars ROGERS ROCKS CHICAGO!!
I got this movie for Christmas yesterday and I love it! I have seen the movie "Chicago" many times and have seen the Broadway musical many times on a tape I have. This is probably the most likeable of all of them because it's clean. They had to follow the Hays Code with motion pictures back then, so that certainly added to its cleanliness. The movie is a version of "Chicago" that all members of the family can enjoy, unlike the current movie and stage show which are only appropriate for ages 13 and up. Ginger Rogers seems perfect for Roxie because she gives off believable innocence, unlike Reinking or Zellwegar who not only killed their lovers, but also were too fake for the role. Reinking talked too fast and Zellwegar was just not the right choice. Rogers is a great Roxie, because she is just like the one in the original play, even though the musical's version is based on Rogers's incarnation. This is my favorite type of movie anyway because I'm a fan of old black&white movies.

5-0 out of 5 stars I DID IT HER WAY!!!
... and BOY she sure dun 'em wrong!
A BRILLIANT gem of a black comedy from the past - superbly restored to DVD - Great in Black & White - with the "Chicago" tune most of us grew up with has the backdrop....

Well, we've seen Mr. Fosse's "Chicago" [brilliant homage to this one] ~ but Ginger's version naturally focuses more on the wronged babe! Great Costumes and Art direction - even a dance number or two - "The Black Bottom" sequence - everyone's doing it! and Gingers homage to the 'other' tapmasters' as she pounds out a little number on the prison stairs.

HUNKY George Montgomery is the perfect 'big lug' of a reporter smitten by Miss Rogers "She Couldn't possibly have done this!"
A touch a Gable there!

Even Velma cameos briefly at the beginning in prison - literally cat-fighting with Roxie. They're basicallty all here - and if you wish another slant on the tangled tale - view this one - you won't be disappointed.

[Especially when the Judge tries to hone in on the background action - mugging for the camera in court - SO indelible in recent times considering it all .... after all it's all "Razzle Dazzle"].

A 'don't miss' experience.

4-0 out of 5 stars KISS! KISS! BANG! BANG! ROXIE HART IS ON HER WAY TO DVD!
Never has a girl with so little done so much. When a 1920s has-been showgirl's husband shoots a burglar in her apartment, "Roxie Hart" (Ginger Rogers) decides to take the wrap. Why? Good business...and because outside of 15 minutes in the pen she becomes the biggest little murderess in old Chicago. Based on a true story, but this time played strictly for laughs, the bawdy, gaudy and luscious Roxy kicks up her high-stepping heels into one of the most publicized trials of the last century. There's much to admire in the story and Rogers is outstanding as the vixen turned hot property. Adolph Menjou costars as Roxy's ubiquitous attorney.
TRANSFER: Kiss! Kiss! Bang! Bang! This one's a winner. Despite a few scenes that lay claim to considerable film grain and minor mis-registration (resulting in some minor pesky halos) this DVD is minted from a remarkably clean camera negative. The gray scale is wonderfully realized, with rich, deep, solid blacks. Occasionally the contrast level appears a tad on the low side but only occasionally. For the most part what you get is a genuinely impressive looking transfer. The audio has been rechanneled to stereo with predictable dated characteristics.
EXTRAS: A couple of trailers that illustrate just how awful this DVD might have looked if the good people at Fox hadn't worked some digital magic on this restored print.
BOTTOM LINE: Get ready to shoot it out with "Roxie Hart" on DVD!

5-0 out of 5 stars A riot of a film
I have never seen chicago, but I cannot imagine that it can be any more fun than this film. Ginger Rogers plays Roxie Hart with great gusto shwing she was a star long before Fred came on the scene. The court climax is just unreal with total chaos unfurling throughout the film.

Also good to see some excellent dancing from Rogers as she really hams it up in this tremendous film. Pure enjoyment. ... Read more


5. Reap the Wild Wind
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
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John Wayne was in the early stages of superstardom when this lavishCecil B. DeMille adventure was produced in 1942, so it's interesting to see the Duke in a heroic supporting role as opposed to the commanding one. Here he's on equal footing with Ray Milland in the romantic lead; they play a pair of dashing yet wildly different characters who've both fallen for a feisty Southern belle played by Paulette Goddard. It's 1840 on Florida's Key West, and while Wayne plays a daring seaman eager to command a brand-new steamship, his ambitions are hampered by his daredevil reputation and the ruthless profiteering of a salvager (Raymond Massey) who preys on ships that are routinely wrecked in the Key's rocky coastal waters. Milland plays the dapper gentleman who can decide Wayne's future, but Wayne's competitive edge leads to a progression of apparent betrayals and shifting allegiances. Ultimately, both men cast aside their differences to seek justice on the open sea, where an underwater encounter with a giant octopus threatens to bury them both in a watery grave. Providing spectacle and romance as only DeMille could serve it up, this blustery adventure has its share of corny dialogue and obligatory crowd-pleasing action, but that's all part of the movie's considerable charm. It's like Gone with the Wind on the open sea, with the high-spirited Goddard (who had been a candidate for the role of Scarlett O'Hara) holding her own with her chest-thumping costars. DeMille fills his frame with delightful characters and background business, spicing up the story with just enough humor and hokum to offset the movie's forgivable flaws. Shot in glorious Technicolor, the film earned Oscar nominations for its cinematography and costumes, and its still-exciting climax earned an Oscar for Best Special Effects. All in all, this is rousing Hollywood entertainment from the peak years of the studio system that DeMille had dominated for decades. --Jeff Shannon. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars This Film Surprised Me
I enjoyed this film more than I expected to. Another reviewer called it "predictable" but I was surprised several times. Paulette Goddard is enjoyable as the spunky heroine who expects too much of John Wayne's ship captain and not enough of Ray Milland's gentleman lawyer. I too kept expecting John Wayne to display his legendary heroism, but this movie casts him in the role of the weaker man, one led to disastrous decisions through a combination of pride and stubbornness.

The supporting cast, including a young Robert Preston, provide solid backing to the leads, which is always nice. The sets and costumes are beautiful. The pace is brisk, and I never got bored.

The film won a special effects Oscar, and I'm sure the climactic underwater sequence thrilled original viewers -- but I found the rubber giant squid more silly-looking than scary, and its use as a plot device unsatisfying.

4-0 out of 5 stars probably John Wayne's sole dishonorable role...
Yes, all about "heroic salvage masters" from 1840s Key West, "Reap the Wild Wind" packs a surprise or two, and I think the Duke's actions may take quite a few of his fans aback.

I remember this film from way back, with the exciting climax concerning "a red and yeller shawl" and the Giant Squid, but most of everything else was a blur for me, until I saw it again last week. I liked almost everything in it, but man, do I have one big ol' criticism!

The Good Stuff first:
1. One big surprise were the astounding technicolor marine shots of Key West, where most of the action takes place.
2. Susan Hayward and Robert Preston are supporting cast playing forbidden lovers--what a joy to watch them as they were almost unknown at the time, seeing how their undeniable star power was evident from the start.
3. Hedda Hopper as Paulette Goddard's aunt, pre hat and pre gossip column--she was pretty good herself!
4. Ray Milland; does anything else need to be said?
5. Tension filled battle with the Giant Squid: who will survive?

and best of all, young John Wayne as an earnest young sea captain in love and in trouble because his ship sank while he had been knocked unconscious by a devious first mate. Sis in law had to confess that she'd never known he was so handsome without his 10 gallon cowboy hat. He plays a man who is in over his head dealing with treacherous Raymond Massey, and therefore does something quite un-White Hat. Could only have happened early in his career.

So what's my beef? Well, it's a pretty serious flaw: basically, the heroine stinks! Paulette Goddard's character is just not a good woman. At one point, Raymond Massey accuses her of playing Milland and Wayne off against each other, and frankly, it's the truth. At the end of the movie, there are no recriminations against her, and there really should be. I don't want to disclose too much of the plot to illustrate why I think that, but if you'll see it, you'll be aghast that she gets off scot-free. Meanwhile, Goddard's a beautiful woman; maybe that's all you're supposed to be thinking about during the movie.

So, overall, with the exception of my major problem with the Paulette Goddard character, I thorougly enjoyed "Reap the Wild Wind", and I'm sure you would too!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great early Wayne flick!
Although this movie is very similar in plot to Wake of the Red Witch, it's a LOT better. It has a similar story about sinking a ship to get its treasure & even has an octopus sequence like Wake of the Red Witch. The difference is that while John Wayne's later B&W Red Witch is somewhat slow & boring, this movie is exciting, entertaining, in color & directed by the one & only Cecille B DeMille! Highly recommended for those seeking out a John Wayne movie they may not have seen yet!

3-0 out of 5 stars Good period piece. Not great, but good.
Love triangle set in 1840s, with Goddard the center of affection for two men. The screenplay (which is thinly plotted and all-too-familiar) focuses too much on this particular aspect, not leaving room for some good intentions which could have made this one great. But it's directed with strong style and as usual, all three actors are at their peak, making their roles believable. Excellent special effects which won a well deserved Oscar.

5-0 out of 5 stars John Wayne looks soooo good!
I was 10 years old when I first saw this movie on TV and it was one of the first movies I saw of Jahn Wayne. He looks so good. Since then I have a little crush on him. :-)) The movie is great, good acting, wonderful costums and settings, romance and action. What do you want more of a good movie?? ... Read more


6. Edison the Man
Director: Clarence Brown
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5-0 out of 5 stars Spencer Tracy as Edison the Greatest Inventor
"Edison, The Man," directed in 1940 by Clarence Brown, remains one of the best bio-pics from MGM's Golden Years. Spencer Tracy stars as Thomas Alva Edison, who looks back on his legendary career as the reluctant guest of honor at the 1929 Golden Jubilee of Light. Told in flashbacks, the film traces Edison's career from the time he arrived penniless in New York to his triumph with the incandescent electric light in 1879 when he lit the city by electricity. The act of invention has never been more interesting, as when Edison comes up with the idea for a talking machine. The story is necessarily episodic in nature, but Tracy's performance and narration hold the entire thing together, reaffirming his place as our greatest film actor. "Edison, The Man" features Rita Johnson as Edison's future wife Mary, Lynne Overman as "Bunt" Cavatt, Charles Coburn as General Powell, and Henry Travers as Ben Els. The montage at the end of the film, where Edison ages as his many inventions fly by on the screen, is a nice reminder of why Edison was widely considered the smartest American who ever lived. His list of inventions certainly quantifies him as the most prolific scientist.

5-0 out of 5 stars Every Bit Edison
This movie electified me. I liked the candor that Tracy spilled into Tom. He was real warts and all; I had no doubts. It inspired me as an aspiring inventor myself. Chariots of Fire for the runner as Edison, the man for the utility inventor. I am buying 2; one for myself and one for my church library. On a cold night, I can snuggle up to the fire,persistance, loyality, and the realness of a man who looked beyond the technical inpact and cultivated his gifts to flood the world.

5-0 out of 5 stars Eddison the Man
We are on this earth for a reason, some for their own benefit and gain. Thomas Eddison was truly a man who benefited all to follow. He was truly a man of vision, destinity and positive thinking, paving the way for the future. Every teenager should see this movie. Spencer Tracy portrays Eddison at his best. ... Read more


7. Spawn of the North
Director: Henry Hathaway
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4-0 out of 5 stars LAMOUR, FONDA AND BARRYMORE
In the thirties, all-star action melodramas didn't come much better than SPAWN OF THE NORTH, an eventful yarn of the war between Russian and American salmon-fishing fleets along the Alaskan coast. It was a winner for Paramount, which made several such big-scale mass entertainments in a period when other companies were scooping up all the Oscars and critics' awards. Even some of the reviewers enthused about the rugged vigour of Henry Hathaway's direction of this Barrett Willoughby story, scripted by Jules Furthman and Talbot Jennings. Performances pleased, too: Henry Fonda as the stalwart skipper, Dorothy Lamour as the gal who stands by him, defying the world, the flesh and the devil; George Raft as Fonda's pal (who goes over to the bad guys but thinks better of it). The great John Barrymore is great fun as a grizzled, guzzling newspaperman and Akim Tamiroff is good as the Russian heavy. Charles Lang's photography (the exteriors shot mostly in Alaska) was magnificent.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent historical drama of trap fishing in Alaska
I enjoyed the authentic depiction of the challenges and dangers of fishing in Alaska in the thirties and earlier using fish traps. Some of the footage was on site and spectacular! ... Read more


8. Caught in the Draft
Director: David Butler
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2-0 out of 5 stars +1/2 Lightweight pre-war military comedy
Eddie Bracken and Dorothy Lamour star, respectively, as Bob Hope's comedic and romantic foils in this lightweight military comedy. Bob plays Don Bolton, a pampered, smartaleck-y movie star who latches onto marrying Lamour as a way to to avoid the draft ("I'm not a coward," he says, "I'm just allergic to bullets.") The trouble is his would-be wife is also the daughter of a bristly old-school Army Colonel, and she shares daddy's distaste for shirkers. Their love-hate relationship slowly tilts towards love, and eventually he proves himself worthy of her hand. The sketch-oriented script has episodic laughs, but is pretty predictable and sluggish: it might have been funnier at a time when universal conscription was becoming a reality, and civilian America was ramping up to meet a total war economy. In that regard, it's an interesting cultural relic.

3-0 out of 5 stars Pleasing wartime Bob Hope effort
"Caught In The Draft" is an amusing film not well known today and certainly it is not one of Bob Hope's more frequently seen films. I believe the reason for this was that it was definately a product of its time, as America was preparing to move into the Second World War and was just feeling its way about such issues as conscription and compulsory training of soldiers.

Adapted as a vechicle for Bob Hope's very unique style of comedy acting it is a pleasant and at times very amusing film. While not up there in my opinion with such Hope classics as "The Cat And The Canary", "The Ghost Breakers" or "My Favourite Blonde" it is still an amusing way to pass an hour and a half. Bob Hope was one of Paramount's biggest stars in 1941 when "Caught In The Draft" was filmed. In his solo comedies and in his memorable work as a team with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour in the "Road" films he had become an icon for American comedy. In this outing he is joined as his leading lady by Dorothy Lamour and the two, despite Lamour's limitations both with her role here, and her acting in general, have a real screen chemistry that plays very well.

Bob Hope plays Hollywood movie star and big shot Don Bolton an actor who definately believes his own publicity and who wants to avoid the draft for army service at any cost since it will interfer with his career and his endless womanising. Falling for Lamour playing an army colonel's daughter he seeks to impress her by pretending to enlist in the army only to find that through a chain of circumstances he has indeed actually enlisted in the toughest regiment there is!! What develops then is an amusing series of incidents as Hope adjusts to life in the army and finds himself constantly getting into trouble much to the chargin of Colonel Fairbanks, just the man he needs to impress as he is the father of his love interest Antoinette "Tony" (Dorothy Lamour). His mishaps involve, attempting to parachute out of a plane without his parachute attached properly, gun practice even though he is mortally afraid of even the sound of a gun going off, attempting to drive a tank across terrain without being able to see where he is going (the most hilarious sequence in the film by far!) which results in him crashing into the Colonel's vechicle. Among the most memorable scenes is when Bob is pulled in to doing guard juty when he is dressed only in his underwear under his coat. What develops is a very funny sequence of events as Bob's two buddies Steve and Burt (Lynne Overman and Eddie Bracken in stand out performances)try to get his clothes to him under the eye of Colonel Fairbanks who is visiting the hospital at that moment. It contains some of Hope's most hilarious work as he ducks out windows, jumps into beds and receives the unwelcome attentions of a concerned nurse armed with a castor oil bottle.

While not his best work "Caught In The Draft" shows Bob Hope in his familiar guise of the loveable coward right at the time his illustrious career was at a peak. It's an enjoyable farce and and even though it's Hope's vechicle all the way, Dorothy Lamour given the limited role she has to work with, makes the most of it and the superb Edith Head fashions she wears are superb and most flattering and go a long way to explaining why Lamour was considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood in the early 1940's. Enjoy this story set in a period which is now part of our history.

4-0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!
This is one of Bob Hope's least known and least appreciated films, but it's a gem. Bob gives his patented "dumb, naive" characterization, and it will have you in stitches. The scene where Hope tries to drive a tank while his sight is obstructed will have you on the floor laughing hysterically.

If you are a fan of Bob Hope, movies of the World War II era, and if you just like to be entertained, this movie is for you. ... Read more


9. Call It Murder
Director: Chester Erskine
list price: $3.99
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Asin: B000009RZU
Catlog: Video
Sales Rank: 89111
Average Customer Review: 1.75 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Great presentation of a fair 1930's movie featuring Bogie
If you are looking at the Image Entertainment DVD, ignor any other reviews that refer to Madacy or other inferior cheapie DVD companies. This DVD has been RESTORED from a very nice print!

VERY MELODRAMATIC & over acted like a silent movie! It is the movie itself that I rate 3 stars. This is for devoted Bogart fans who want to experience his early work. He is only a supporting player who appears in less than half the movie, yet his character steals the show. His acting style stands out from the others and you can for-see the potential for his future.

Don't expect Casablanca or even They Drive By Night, expect to see Bogie learning his trade. And try not to laugh at the melodramatic stars of the show.

1-0 out of 5 stars another Madacy Entertainment ...
Just like most other titles from Madacy Entertainment, this digital copy is unwatchable. Sound out of sync from video, hiss, scratch and pop sounds continuously, image jumps around and is unsteady. No disclosure of any faults on the dust jacket. Puke in a box!

1-0 out of 5 stars Boy they murdered this one!
My primary complaint about this DVD is that the sound track is 8 to 10 seconds behind the video track. I found it very difficult to follow and gave up after 5 minutes. I hope I can return it!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not bad-but not really a Bogie Movie
This movie is hyped as "Starring Humphrey Bogart," however, when you sit down to watch it, Bogie's camera time last all but 3 1/2 minutes. The premise is interesting though--as it provides a moral dilemma that's still got an edge. Maybe a good candidate for a remake... ... Read more


10. Broadway Bill
Director: Frank Capra
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Asin: 6303184472
Catlog: Video
Sales Rank: 26826
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Sick of Higgins’ controlling nature, Dan finally decides to stand up for himself.Quitting his job as manager of a factory owned by J.L., Dan dedicates all of his time to his racing horse, Broadway Bill, in hopes that he can profit from his trusty steed.Arrested for not repaying a supplier he owed money to, Dan must rely on the success of Broadway Bill to bail him out. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A HIDDEN DELIGHT.
A cheerful horse trainer finds he has a winner. A very entertaining, lighthearted film which is very thirties, with Capra's early style in full bloom. For years, this film was actually considered lost. Good thing it wasn't! The title refers to a thoroughbred horse. Trivial though the plot may be, this film has great style: a happy film to watch. Trivia information: This film was remade as RIDING HIGH with Bing Crosby and Colleen Gray in 195O. Location footage was shot at the Tanforan Racetrack in San Mateo county in California. Watch for a 23 year-old blonde Lucille Ball as an extra - a switchboard operator! The cast is inspired and entertaining: Myrna Loy as Alice, Helen Vinson, Margaret Hamilton, Ward Bond, Inez Courtney and Jason Robards (Sr.). The nearly forgotten Warner Baxter plays the lead role of Dan Brooks. Originally, the film was released at 125 minutes.

5-0 out of 5 stars A forgotten Frank Capra gem
A once-lost Capra film, with a plot revolving around a long-shot champion racehouse that everyone had written off as a nag. Great chemistry between Myrna Loy and Warner Baxter, who had a Clark Gable-ish charm as the fast-talking rogue who gets Bill his big break. Cast notes: Clarence Muse is cool as Baxter's sidekick, in a surprisingly strong role for an African-American actor at the time; Margaret Hamilton (aka the Wicked Witch of the West) plays "vinegar puss", the spinsterish landlady of one of Baxter's ne'er-do-well pals. Capra remade this film in 1952, with Bing Crosby in the lead role; I far prefer Baxter. This is a good classic film; the ending will slay you.

3-0 out of 5 stars For the Love of Horses
Broadway Bill is the story of a man played by Warner Baxter, married to the daughter of a business tycoon, who has sacrificed his love for horses to work for his empire building father-in-law. He decides to break away from the life he hates, and he pins his hopes on Broadway Bill, a horse with a lot of heart. Along for the ride is Myrna Loy, his wife's younger sister who shares his disdain for the family empire and his love of horses. Baxter, a forgotten actor from the 1930's is alright in the central role, and Loy is really appealing as the girl secretly in love with him. The story has a lot of good moments, particularly those surrounding the betting and the racetrack. The parts of the story dealing with Baxter's in-laws aren't as well written or interesting (although I liked the way they ate dinner "together"), and the ending doesn't quite ring true. But all in all, it's an entertaining movie.

5-0 out of 5 stars A madcap, dramatic romance comedy
BROADWAY BILL was like a lost jewel, until it was unearthed around 1990. It has romance, laughter, triumph, tears, & despair, and while the pairing of Myrna Loy & Warner Baxter is not Nick & Nora, they still are very well paired. Baxter is slightly smarmy as Broadway Bill's owner, and while I think a better choice could have been made in his role, he still does a good job. Try a double bill of this with It Happened One Night, or better yet, a triple bill with My Man Godfrey. ... Read more


11. Call It Murder/Beat the Devil
Director: Chester Erskine
list price: $9.95
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Asin: 6303318452
Catlog: Video
Sales Rank: 112828
Average Customer Review: 1.75 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Great presentation of a fair 1930's movie featuring Bogie
If you are looking at the Image Entertainment DVD, ignor any other reviews that refer to Madacy or other inferior cheapie DVD companies. This DVD has been RESTORED from a very nice print!

VERY MELODRAMATIC & over acted like a silent movie! It is the movie itself that I rate 3 stars. This is for devoted Bogart fans who want to experience his early work. He is only a supporting player who appears in less than half the movie, yet his character steals the show. His acting style stands out from the others and you can for-see the potential for his future.

Don't expect Casablanca or even They Drive By Night, expect to see Bogie learning his trade. And try not to laugh at the melodramatic stars of the show.

1-0 out of 5 stars another Madacy Entertainment ...
Just like most other titles from Madacy Entertainment, this digital copy is unwatchable. Sound out of sync from video, hiss, scratch and pop sounds continuously, image jumps around and is unsteady. No disclosure of any faults on the dust jacket. Puke in a box!

1-0 out of 5 stars Boy they murdered this one!
My primary complaint about this DVD is that the sound track is 8 to 10 seconds behind the video track. I found it very difficult to follow and gave up after 5 minutes. I hope I can return it!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not bad-but not really a Bogie Movie
This movie is hyped as "Starring Humphrey Bogart," however, when you sit down to watch it, Bogie's camera time last all but 3 1/2 minutes. The premise is interesting though--as it provides a moral dilemma that's still got an edge. Maybe a good candidate for a remake... ... Read more


12. Leading Men: Call It Murder/Time of Your Life
Director: Chester Erskine
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Asin: 6303945201
Catlog: Video
Sales Rank: 89133
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13. Call It Murder
Director: Chester Erskine
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Asin: 6300158802
Catlog: Video
Sales Rank: 66763
Average Customer Review: 1.75 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Great presentation of a fair 1930's movie featuring Bogie
If you are looking at the Image Entertainment DVD, ignor any other reviews that refer to Madacy or other inferior cheapie DVD companies. This DVD has been RESTORED from a very nice print!

VERY MELODRAMATIC & over acted like a silent movie! It is the movie itself that I rate 3 stars. This is for devoted Bogart fans who want to experience his early work. He is only a supporting player who appears in less than half the movie, yet his character steals the show. His acting style stands out from the others and you can for-see the potential for his future.

Don't expect Casablanca or even They Drive By Night, expect to see Bogie learning his trade. And try not to laugh at the melodramatic stars of the show.

1-0 out of 5 stars another Madacy Entertainment ...
Just like most other titles from Madacy Entertainment, this digital copy is unwatchable. Sound out of sync from video, hiss, scratch and pop sounds continuously, image jumps around and is unsteady. No disclosure of any faults on the dust jacket. Puke in a box!

1-0 out of 5 stars Boy they murdered this one!
My primary complaint about this DVD is that the sound track is 8 to 10 seconds behind the video track. I found it very difficult to follow and gave up after 5 minutes. I hope I can return it!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not bad-but not really a Bogie Movie
This movie is hyped as "Starring Humphrey Bogart," however, when you sit down to watch it, Bogie's camera time last all but 3 1/2 minutes. The premise is interesting though--as it provides a moral dilemma that's still got an edge. Maybe a good candidate for a remake... ... Read more


14. Call It Murder/Beat the Devil
Director: Chester Erskine
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Asin: 6302959640
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Sales Rank: 41908
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Bogart Double Feature
Beat the Devil is far from Bogart's best, but it is a witty, entertianing send-up of some of his best films like the Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and Key Largo. The plot invovles some rather vague shennanigans having to do with a uranium mine, but the plot is almost beside the point in a film like this. The real fun has to do with Bograt, Peter Lorre, and the rest of the cast playing it straight in one ludicrous scene after another. The film is atmospheric, well-paced, and full of the unexpected. It has deservedly become a cult classic, and the reputation of this film has increased as the critics realized that director John Huston was pulling everyones leg with this film.

Call it Murder is an intelligent, thought provoking film, that does seem a bit stagey, slow-moving, even creaky by today's standards. Yet it does have it merits, and would be worth a view simply beacuse of the way it examines a tough issue like the death penalty. Bogart, in what is a very early role for him, doesn't have a lot of screen time, but he's quite good in the parts he does have. Call it Murder may be a bit of a curiosity, but thanks to Bogart, the issue it examines, and a suspenseful ending it is worth a look. ... Read more


15. Call It Murder
Director: Chester Erskine
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Asin: B000009DTV
Catlog: Video
Sales Rank: 88648
Average Customer Review: 1.75 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Great presentation of a fair 1930's movie featuring Bogie
If you are looking at the Image Entertainment DVD, ignor any other reviews that refer to Madacy or other inferior cheapie DVD companies. This DVD has been RESTORED from a very nice print!

VERY MELODRAMATIC & over acted like a silent movie! It is the movie itself that I rate 3 stars. This is for devoted Bogart fans who want to experience his early work. He is only a supporting player who appears in less than half the movie, yet his character steals the show. His acting style stands out from the others and you can for-see the potential for his future.

Don't expect Casablanca or even They Drive By Night, expect to see Bogie learning his trade. And try not to laugh at the melodramatic stars of the show.

1-0 out of 5 stars another Madacy Entertainment ...
Just like most other titles from Madacy Entertainment, this digital copy is unwatchable. Sound out of sync from video, hiss, scratch and pop sounds continuously, image jumps around and is unsteady. No disclosure of any faults on the dust jacket. Puke in a box!

1-0 out of 5 stars Boy they murdered this one!
My primary complaint about this DVD is that the sound track is 8 to 10 seconds behind the video track. I found it very difficult to follow and gave up after 5 minutes. I hope I can return it!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not bad-but not really a Bogie Movie
This movie is hyped as "Starring Humphrey Bogart," however, when you sit down to watch it, Bogie's camera time last all but 3 1/2 minutes. The premise is interesting though--as it provides a moral dilemma that's still got an edge. Maybe a good candidate for a remake... ... Read more


16. Call It Murder(Audio Described)
Director: Chester Erskine
list price: $34.95
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Asin: B00005IASW
Catlog: Video
Sales Rank: 113818
Average Customer Review: 1.75 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (4)

3-0 out of 5 stars Great presentation of a fair 1930's movie featuring Bogie
If you are looking at the Image Entertainment DVD, ignor any other reviews that refer to Madacy or other inferior cheapie DVD companies. This DVD has been RESTORED from a very nice print!

VERY MELODRAMATIC & over acted like a silent movie! It is the movie itself that I rate 3 stars. This is for devoted Bogart fans who want to experience his early work. He is only a supporting player who appears in less than half the movie, yet his character steals the show. His acting style stands out from the others and you can for-see the potential for his future.

Don't expect Casablanca or even They Drive By Night, expect to see Bogie learning his trade. And try not to laugh at the melodramatic stars of the show.

1-0 out of 5 stars another Madacy Entertainment ...
Just like most other titles from Madacy Entertainment, this digital copy is unwatchable. Sound out of sync from video, hiss, scratch and pop sounds continuously, image jumps around and is unsteady. No disclosure of any faults on the dust jacket. Puke in a box!

1-0 out of 5 stars Boy they murdered this one!
My primary complaint about this DVD is that the sound track is 8 to 10 seconds behind the video track. I found it very difficult to follow and gave up after 5 minutes. I hope I can return it!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not bad-but not really a Bogie Movie
This movie is hyped as "Starring Humphrey Bogart," however, when you sit down to watch it, Bogie's camera time last all but 3 1/2 minutes. The premise is interesting though--as it provides a moral dilemma that's still got an edge. Maybe a good candidate for a remake... ... Read more


17. Midnight
Director: Chester Erskine
list price: $4.99
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Asin: 6304118023
Catlog: Video
Sales Rank: 57419
Average Customer Review: 1.75 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (4)

3-0 out of 5 stars Great presentation of a fair 1930's movie featuring Bogie
If you are looking at the Image Entertainment DVD, ignor any other reviews that refer to Madacy or other inferior cheapie DVD companies. This DVD has been RESTORED from a very nice print!

VERY MELODRAMATIC & over acted like a silent movie! It is the movie itself that I rate 3 stars. This is for devoted Bogart fans who want to experience his early work. He is only a supporting player who appears in less than half the movie, yet his character steals the show. His acting style stands out from the others and you can for-see the potential for his future.

Don't expect Casablanca or even They Drive By Night, expect to see Bogie learning his trade. And try not to laugh at the melodramatic stars of the show.

1-0 out of 5 stars another Madacy Entertainment ...
Just like most other titles from Madacy Entertainment, this digital copy is unwatchable. Sound out of sync from video, hiss, scratch and pop sounds continuously, image jumps around and is unsteady. No disclosure of any faults on the dust jacket. Puke in a box!

1-0 out of 5 stars Boy they murdered this one!
My primary complaint about this DVD is that the sound track is 8 to 10 seconds behind the video track. I found it very difficult to follow and gave up after 5 minutes. I hope I can return it!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not bad-but not really a Bogie Movie
This movie is hyped as "Starring Humphrey Bogart," however, when you sit down to watch it, Bogie's camera time last all but 3 1/2 minutes. The premise is interesting though--as it provides a moral dilemma that's still got an edge. Maybe a good candidate for a remake... ... Read more


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