Harrison's Reports

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Rating Title/Year Author
The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) P.S. Harrison Though the story is heavy and in some respects even harrowing, it depicts drug addiction as being so unattractive that it may well be considered a most effective weapon in the effort to combat the use of narcotics. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
Cabin in the Sky (1943) P.S. Harrison A delightful entertainment. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
Outrage (1950) P.S. Harrison [The filmmakers handle] the delicate theme in the best possible taste; nevertheless, the subject matter remains distasteful and depressing, and its dramatic points are, for the most part, made in the form of a preachment. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
Gentleman Jim (1942) P.S. Harrison Errol Flynn is very good as the cocky but lovable Corbett, as is the remainder of the cast in their respective roles. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
The Champ (1931) P.S. Harrison The MGM studio forces should be congratulated for turning out a picture, so excellent an entertainment, with so powerful a moral. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
A Night at the Opera (1935) P.S. Harrison The scenes at the opera house during a performance offer not only good music but extremely laugh-provoking comedy, caused by the antics of the Marx Brothers. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Two Girls and a Sailor (1944) P.S. Harrison Not only does the picture offer delightful entertainment, but it presents a captivating personality, June Allyson, whose charm should win everyone who sees her. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) P.S. Harrison Gary Cooper, as Dr. Wassell, gives a forceful performance. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Song of the Open Road (1944) P.S. Harrison Although the story is rather thin, it should please most audiences, for it has both popular and classical music, the adolescent players are appealing, and there is considerable comedy as well as youthful romance. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Gambler's Choice (1944) P.S. Harrison A routine program melodrama, with better than average production values. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Man From Frisco (1944) P.S. Harrison Better than average production values, and competent acting, are the film's outstanding features, for the story itself is ordinary, and its treatment routine. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
The Hitler Gang (1944) P.S. Harrison This historical-like film, though fairly interesting, is a questionable box-office entertainment. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Double Indemnity (1944) P.S. Harrison A very good murder melodrama. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
Maedchen in Uniform (1931) P.S. Harrison The closing scenes are extremely dramatic and suspensive. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
Home of the Brave (1949) P.S. Harrison Excellent! It is a powerful drama dealing with the subject of Negro discrimination, brilliantly directed and expertly performed by a very capable although relatively unknown cast. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
The Legion of the Condemned (1928) P.S. Harrison A powerful aviation melodrama, similar to Wings. Though Wings is much more spectacular than The Legion of the Condemned, a great many of the situations in the latter picture are more dramatic than those in Wings. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
Paris (1929) P.S. Harrison A very good entertainment, although not a sensation.There are plentiful laughs, some good music, and good acting. But, although Miss Bordoni does good acting, the honors are stolen by Louise Closser Hale. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
Thunder (1929) P.S. Harrison It should give fairly good satisfaction. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
Isn't It Romantic? (1948) P.S. Harrison There is little to recommend in this botched-up mixture of comedy, music, and drama. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
She's a Sheik (1927) P.S. Harrison While it has fast action in the beginning and at the end, it sags in the middle. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
Cat People (1942) P.S. Harrison Although slow-moving and depressing, Cat People is an interesting program horror melodrama. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
Slightly Honorable (1939) P.S. Harrison 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
Music in My Heart (1940) P.S. Harrison The trite story is developed in so obvious a way that one becomes bored by the time the picture is half finished. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
The Fighting 69th (1940) P.S. Harrison Even though the plot is not novel, the picture holds one's attention throughout due to the excellent performances. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
Brother Rat and a Baby (1940) P.S. Harrison The action is fast and the situations, although far-fetched, pretty amusing. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
The Earl of Chicago (1940) P.S. Harrison Audiences that are looking for something novel may find this melodrama extremely interesting. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
The Invisible Man Returns (1940) P.S. Harrison 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) P.S. Harrison 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Burn 'Em Up O'Connor (1939) P.S. Harrison There is occasional comedy to relieve the tension, and a pleasant, though routine, romance. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) P.S. Harrison The strength of this picture lies, not so much in the story, as in the excellent performances. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Wings of the Navy (1939) P.S. Harrison 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Son of Frankenstein (1939) P.S. Harrison Universal has a worthy successor in this to the first "Frankenstein" picture, for, though less horrific, it is as exciting as the other. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
The Raven (1935) P.S. Harrison 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
Horror of Dracula (1958) P.S. Harrison 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) P.S. Harrison 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
Dead of Night (1945) P.S. Harrison 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) P.S. Harrison It is morbid, and even unhealthy in theme, but it is suspensive and holds the spectator's interest to the very end. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
I Walked With a Zombie (1943) P.S. Harrison 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
Island of Lost Souls (1933) P.S. Harrison What it presents is more ugly and revolting than horrifying. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
The Mummy (1932) P.S. Harrison 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
From Headquarters (1933) P.S. Harrison This should please followers of murder mystery melodramas, for it is somewhat novel. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
Blood Money (1933) P.S. Harrison 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
() P.S. Harrison It is a weak entertainment and becomes boresome after a while. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
The Right to Romance (1933) P.S. Harrison Fair entertainment for adults, particularly women. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
White Woman (1933) P.S. Harrison The action... is very slow. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
The Invisible Man (1933) P.S. Harrison What makes this good entertainment is the fact that the tension is relieved by much comedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
The Night of the Hunter (1955) P.S. Harrison 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
Song of the Flame (1930) P.S. Harrison 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2020
Kismet (1930) P.S. Harrison 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
Red Hair (1928) P.S. Harrison A good picture. It is nothing extraordinary, but it is of the cheerful sort. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020