Heartbeat Reviews

  • Nov 19, 2019

    A very excellent, comical performance by Ginger Rogers in this movie. I particularly like the plot in this movie; its like an unusual, unique comedy version of the classic story portrayed in so many movies of a character gradually descending deeper into crime.

    A very excellent, comical performance by Ginger Rogers in this movie. I particularly like the plot in this movie; its like an unusual, unique comedy version of the classic story portrayed in so many movies of a character gradually descending deeper into crime.

  • Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
    Oct 31, 2018

    Basil Rathbone runs a school where he teaches Pickpocketing: For Fun And Profit. Ginger plays a young woman who contemplates that lifestyle until she is caught (Adolphe Menjou), and then coerced into "doing a job" for him to see if his errant wife is cheating. Jean-Pierre Aumont is the unsuspecting mark who falls for her. There are many things, you see, going on in this film. None of them successfully garner your interest though. There's just too many irons in the fire. Put this down to a great might-have-been.

    Basil Rathbone runs a school where he teaches Pickpocketing: For Fun And Profit. Ginger plays a young woman who contemplates that lifestyle until she is caught (Adolphe Menjou), and then coerced into "doing a job" for him to see if his errant wife is cheating. Jean-Pierre Aumont is the unsuspecting mark who falls for her. There are many things, you see, going on in this film. None of them successfully garner your interest though. There's just too many irons in the fire. Put this down to a great might-have-been.

  • Jun 29, 2014

    The movie has some life when the character of Professor Aristide is around (mostly at the beginning, but then quickly fades. Even Ginger Rogers isn't enough to keep this movie interesting, and is even miscast in her role.

    The movie has some life when the character of Professor Aristide is around (mostly at the beginning, but then quickly fades. Even Ginger Rogers isn't enough to keep this movie interesting, and is even miscast in her role.

  • Jan 02, 2013

    the story was rather unique thou its too fairy tale still. but overall it's always lovely to see ginger rogers on screen isnt it? :)

    the story was rather unique thou its too fairy tale still. but overall it's always lovely to see ginger rogers on screen isnt it? :)

  • Nov 29, 2010

    Darling..A very cute old movie.

    Darling..A very cute old movie.

  • jay n Super Reviewer
    Nov 18, 2010

    Let's get this out of the way right off the top, Ginger Rogers is too old for her part in this film! True she looks very lovely and far younger than the 35 years she was when this was made, perhaps 25 or 26, but she is supposed to be an 18 year old escapee from a reform school and there is no amount of soft focus that could make that believable. As far as the rest of the film it's a mediocre effort wasting the other two assets it has on hand, Adolph Menjou and Basil Rathbone, in small parts. A forgettable enterprise, all the stars have made better films that should be sought out instead.

    Let's get this out of the way right off the top, Ginger Rogers is too old for her part in this film! True she looks very lovely and far younger than the 35 years she was when this was made, perhaps 25 or 26, but she is supposed to be an 18 year old escapee from a reform school and there is no amount of soft focus that could make that believable. As far as the rest of the film it's a mediocre effort wasting the other two assets it has on hand, Adolph Menjou and Basil Rathbone, in small parts. A forgettable enterprise, all the stars have made better films that should be sought out instead.

  • Sep 26, 2010

    Crime isn't cute or charming.

    Crime isn't cute or charming.

  • Jul 24, 2010

    This film is great, I love it, Basil Rathbone is a perfect bad guy.

    This film is great, I love it, Basil Rathbone is a perfect bad guy.

  • Feb 23, 2009

    Love it, love it, love it! except for the fact that Basil Rathbone is playing a bad guy...how could he? He is Sherlock H.!

    Love it, love it, love it! except for the fact that Basil Rathbone is playing a bad guy...how could he? He is Sherlock H.!

  • Aug 08, 2005

    AMUSING COMEDY ROMANCE. NOT ONE OF GINGER ROGERS BEST, BUT IT'S STILL FUN. BASIL RATHBONE IS GREAT IN A SUPPORTING ROLE.

    AMUSING COMEDY ROMANCE. NOT ONE OF GINGER ROGERS BEST, BUT IT'S STILL FUN. BASIL RATHBONE IS GREAT IN A SUPPORTING ROLE.