P.S. Harrison

P.S. Harrison
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T-Meter Title | Year
80% Wildcat of Paris (1919) This picture will rank among the best Priscilla Dean contributions. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
67% She's a Sheik (1927) While it has fast action in the beginning and at the end, it sags in the middle. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
95% Cat People (1942) Although slow-moving and depressing, Cat People is an interesting program horror melodrama. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
No Score Yet Slightly Honorable (1940) This murder mystery melodrama offers such a hodge- podge of nonsense that, even the most ardent follower of stories of this type will fail to be entertained. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
No Score Yet Music in My Heart (1940) The trite story is developed in so obvious a way that one becomes bored by the time the picture is half finished. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
67% The Fighting 69th (1940) Even though the plot is not novel, the picture holds one's attention throughout due to the excellent performances. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
No Score Yet Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good) (1940) The action is fast and the situations, although far-fetched, pretty amusing. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
No Score Yet The Earl of Chicago (1940) Audiences that are looking for something novel may find this melodrama extremely interesting. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
87% The Invisible Man Returns (1940) Although not as good as the first "Invisible Man" pic- ture, this melodrama offers enough novelty, excitement, and even comedy to please the action fans. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
No Score Yet Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) As is the case in most of the pictures in this series, the story is highly far-fetched; but this is not objectionable, since it offers opportunities for exciting action. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
No Score Yet Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1934) There is occasional comedy to relieve the tension, and a pleasant, though routine, romance. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal (1939) The strength of this picture lies, not so much in the story, as in the excellent performances. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
No Score Yet Wings of the Navy (1939) A fine tribute to the United States Naval Flying service and to its system of training young men for the service. But as entertainment, its appeal will be directed mainly to those who are interested in aviation. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
95% Son of Frankenstein (1939) Universal has a worthy successor in this to the first "Frankenstein" picture, for, though less horrific, it is as exciting as the other. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
80% The Raven (1935) Followers of horror melodramas will get a full evening's entertainment out of The Raven for it has some hair-raising situations; but intelligent audiences may laugh at the far-fetched situations. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
90% Horror of Dracula (1958) Of all the Dracula horror pictures thus far produced, this one, made in Britain and photographed in Technicolor, tops them all. Its shock impact is, in fact, so great that it may well be considered as one of the best horror films ever made. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
79% Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) The subject matter has been handled in a way that makes for a maximum of suspense and with an eye toward satisfying those who seek horrific chills and thrills. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
93% Dead of Night (1945) Each of the episodes is interesting and thrilling, but the most fascinating is the one about the ventriloquist; its weirdness will send chills up and down one's spine. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
90% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) It is morbid, and even unhealthy in theme, but it is suspensive and holds the spectator's interest to the very end. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
88% I Walked With a Zombie (1943) Horror fans may find this picture to their taste in that it is fantastic, mysterious, and eerie, but most spectators will find the story unsatisfactory, for... it leaves one with the feeling that it is either incomplete or it had no point. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
88% Island of Lost Souls (1933) What it presents is more ugly and revolting than horrifying. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
88% The Mummy (1932) This picture has been produced very artistically, but the reception the picture-goers will give it will depend entirely on whether they like horror pictures or not. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
No Score Yet From Headquarters (1933) This should please followers of murder mystery melodramas, for it is somewhat novel. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
No Score Yet Blood Money (1933) It is true that this situation is suspensive, but it does not put the picture over, because the thought of blowing up a human being to pieces is not entertaining. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
No Score Yet Take a Chance (1933) It is a weak entertainment and becomes boresome after a while. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
No Score Yet The Right to Romance (1933) Fair entertainment for adults, particularly women. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
No Score Yet White Woman (1933) The action... is very slow. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
94% The Invisible Man (1933) What makes this good entertainment is the fact that the tension is relieved by much comedy. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
95% The Night of the Hunter (1955) The strong dramatic values inherent in the plot have been dissipated by the director's striving for symbolic touches and for unusual camera effects, as well as by the fact that the characterizations are not clearly defined and lack conviction. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
80% Song of the Flame (1930) Of the operettas that have so far been produced, Song of the Flame seems to be the best. The reason for it is the fact that the beautiful color, the good acting, and the excellent singing are laid over an interesting plot. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
85% Kismet (1930) There is no denial as to its artistic worth; it has been produced most artistically, and Mr. Skinner does as good acting in it as he did on the stage. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
100% Red Hair (1928) A good picture. It is nothing extraordinary, but it is of the cheerful sort. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
100% The Courageous Coward (1919) The Courageous Coward is an excellent production. Although it lacks the intensity of emotional appeal that marked almost every Hayakawa contribution lately, it is endowed with a by far speedier action of plot. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
78% Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) Excellent! - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
92% West Side Story (1961) Music, as only a gifted Leonard Bernstein can compose it, dominates the film. An enticing, tantalizing, mesmerizing pattern of melody holds the story together like a maestro a highly trained philharmonic. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
79% The Bad and the Beautiful (1953) Thanks to the masterful direction, the fine screenplay, the exceptionally good dialogue and the excellent performances of everyone in the star-studded cast, The Bad and the Beautiful emerges as a first-rate adult drama. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
75% The Girl from Mexico (1939) The only thing that can be said for this comedy is that it moves along at a fairly fast pace. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
No Score Yet Balalaika (1939) Patrons who like operettas should enjoy this picture, for, in addition to the good music, it has comedy, and romance, and has been produced lavishly. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
No Score Yet Everything Happens at Night (1939) The moment the plot turns from comedy to drama, it becomes so muddled and far-fetched, that the spectator is bored. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
93% The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Audiences should be thrilled anew by this lavish remake of Victor Hugo's famous novel. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
90% Mexican Spitfire (1940) The story is silly, serving merely as a framework to put over the gags. But there are so many comical situations that one is kept laughing almost throughout. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
92% Gilda (1946) Credit is due Charles Vidor for his expert direction, for, despite the bewildering and somewhat pointless script, he has given to the proceedings a sense of excitement and suspense that grips the spectator from start to finish. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
100% Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) This plot is inconsequential; it is the beautiful colors, which are enhanced by brilliant camera work, the melodious music, the dancing and the singing and the occasional joke "cracking," that counts in this picture. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
88% Napoléon (1929) [Napoléon] was produced on rather a lavish scale with a large cast. But the photography is very poor, the scenes jumpy and disconnected. The picture is on the whole, tiresome. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
50% St. Louis Blues (1958) St. Louis Blues shapes up as a rather listless and disappointing entertainment that does not do justice to either the man or his music. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
63% The Wolf of Wall Street (1929) The characters talk all the way through, and their talk is distinct and well recorded. Mr. Bancroft's powerful voice, in particular, registers well. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
50% Manhattan Cocktail (1928) Money has been expended lavishly on it, but the story lacks appealing qualities. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
100% The Kingdom of Youth (1918) A feeling of perfect satisfaction envelopes you while looking at this picture. It remains imprinted on your memory long after you have left the theatre. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
60% The Case of Lena Smith (1929) The whole picture is interesting because of the good direction in addition to the good story material. - Harrison's Reports EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
71% Arizona (1918) That Mr. Fairbanks is alone in the high-speed comedy field -- a class by himself, in fact -- no one will question. But when it comes to appearing in heavy drama, that is different. Then he is in shallow waters. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020