Charles Davy

Charles Davy
Charles Davy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Spectator
Publications: The Spectator

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T-Meter Title | Year
71% Chu Chin Chow (1934) [Its] concrete vividness on the stage was probably one great secret of the play's appeal. But Chu Chin Chow has also an unusually good story and it is as a tale of adventurous intrigue that the film is most successful. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
82% Cleopatra (1934) It is to Mr. de Mille's credit that he never staggers beneath his burden of accessories. He keeps his film moving with a tumultuous energy which is its strongest point. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
98% It Happened One Night (1934) I have seen Claudette Colbert better cast. She has too much character to suggest a helpless heiress who has never been allowed out alone before. However, most of the acting is excellent, and Frank Capra's direction is full of effective touches. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
No Score Yet The Cat's Paw (1934) The story is nearly always exciting, and it leads to an exceptionally ingenious climax. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
No Score Yet Movie Crazy (1932) Mr. Lloyd may lose a few admirers by abandoning his old slapstick style, but he has invented a somewhat new type of melodramatic comedy, perhaps more promising for the future. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
83% The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) This is a picture for those whom like their full money's worth of solid entertainment. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
No Score Yet The Iron Duke (1934) Mr. H. M. Harwood's dialogue is always skilful and often amusing. Mr. Arliss is, I think, required to be altogether too noble and generous, but his innumerable admirers are not likely to complain. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
No Score Yet Les Misérables (1934) The result is a powerful and exciting production -- the best French picture seen here for many months. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
No Score Yet Flüchtlinge (Refugees) (2013) The film gains from its very obscurities a certain nightmare quality, the whole thing is like a feverish bad dream, peculiarly vivid - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
88% The Man Who Knew Too Much (1935) I prefer stronger meat in this type of picture, but there are good performances from Edna Best, Leslie Banks and Frank Vosper. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
No Score Yet What Every Woman Knows (1934) Gregory La Cava has directed the screen version with a smooth command of narrative movement; and Miss Hayes and Mr. Aherne, faced with situations of increasing difficulty, keep up their good form to the end. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
No Score Yet Radio Parade of 1935 (Radio Follies) (1935) The film has enough movement and melody, combined with its wealth of radio talent, to ensure success with a large public. But it is definitely not a picture for sophisticated tastes. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
88% The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935) The acting, too, is an effective blend of easy polish and truculent vigour; and Leslie Howard gives a quite excellent rendering of the Pimpernel, particularly in his scenes with Lady Blakeney. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
No Score Yet Lorna Doone (1934) When all these criticisms have been made, it must also be said that as a Christmas entertainment the picture has many pleasant qualities. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
90% Queen Christina (1933) It must be said that this film gives great pleasure to the eye. The usual Hollywood glitter is replaced by harmonies of light and shade exceptionally well handled. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
83% The Kennel Murder Case (1933) As screen entertainment the story is rather complicated and not very strong in human interest, but it has been efficiently directed by Michael Curtiz and is on the whole well acted. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
No Score Yet West Point of the Air (1935) The adventures have a rather arbitrary flavour, but they are thoroughly exciting, and there is some graphic photography of air accidents and air manoeuvres. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
91% Les Miserables (1935) This Javert, with his round face and quivering lips, his slow, heavy tread and sudden outbursts of fury, is a memorable figure, but he is badly out of key with the naturalistic treatment of the story. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018