E. de S. Melcher

E. de S. Melcher
E. de S. Melcher's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Washington Star
Publications: Washington Star

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
93% Shanghai Express (1932) The picture itself ranks high among the really artistic creations that the screen has put forth -- and this through the uncanny direction of Josef von Sternberg, who has vitalized it into something far removed from the ordinary. - Washington Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
98% All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) There is no question that this is a screen masterpiece. No film has ever been able to rivet the audience's attention and hold it literally spell bound In the manner of All Quiet. - Washington Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
93% Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) It is a splendid achievement, and one of which every one concerned may well feel proud. - Washington Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
98% It Happened One Night (1934) A very merry picture and one which puts Gable back on the map as an ace matinee idol. - Washington Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
63% Cavalcade (1933) This is a kind of a film which is rare, and good, and true -- and one which you will not be ashamed to shed a tear over. - Washington Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
88% Grand Hotel (1932) [Grand Hotel] may be put high up on the list of real screen achievements. - Washington Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
52% Cimarron (1931) With due regards to the author's craftsmanship, the picture version seems better than the original. - Washington Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
89% Imitation of Life (1934) We liked it because it reveals a new Claudette Colbert -- a Colbert who has a good heart as well as a good hide. We liked it because Louise Beaver gets a chance to show what a good actress she really is. - Washington Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
100% Bordertown (1935) [Muni's] performance, on the whole, is a typical Muni performance -- being vigorous, simple, unaffected and believable. He is one of those rare actors whose talents don't seem to be thrown pell-mell into the very teeth of the camera. - Washington Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019