The Nippu Jiji (Honolulu)

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Rating Title/Year Author
The Wizard of Oz (1939) James T. Hamada All these adventures are interestingly and charmingly depicted and sometimes you wish you were in this dreamland yourself. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2021
Room Service (1938) James T. Hamada William A. Selter directed with excellent results. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2021
Five Scouts (1938) James T. Hamada A stirring and high-powered drama of the current Slno-Japanese war. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
The Philadelphia Story (1940) James T. Hamada Miss Hepburn scores heavily, giving the best performance of her career. Grant also licks. Our favorite Ruth Hussey, who heads the featured cast, also has a field day. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2021
The Women (1939) James T. Hamada The telephone scene is a magnificent piece of acting, direction and photography. To me it's better than the somewhat similar scene enacted by Luise Rainer in The Great Ziegfeld. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2021
The Power and the Glory (1933) James T. Hamada One of the best episodes is the childhood story presenting Tracy and Morgan as children. This is one of the most touching dramas seen In a long time. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2021
Modern Times (1936) James T. Hamada It doesn't seem possible to inject a large quantity of heart appeal in a heavily gagged-up comedy but Chaplin does it. That's Chaplin's forte, and that's what distinguishes his comedies from all others. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2021
Hana-tsumi Nikki (1939) James T. Hamada Two girls and a teacher are the central characters who provide a simple but charming drama in Hana Tsumi Nikki. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2021
Soyokaze Chichi To Tomo Ni (1940) James T. Hamada Miss Takamine gives a charming and delightful performance as always and Fujiwara is a good character actor, convincing in drunken scenes. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2021
Machi (1939) James T. Hamada Obinata gives a stout performance, displaying a physique that is perfect for soldiering. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2021
Ren'ai Jinmeibo (1935) James T. Hamada The best performance Is given by Miss Hanayagi who brings a unique form of characterization to the screen. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2021
Misomerareta Seinen (1934) James T. Hamada The picture is a light comedy and satisfactory for light entertainment. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2021
It Happened One Night (1934) James T. Hamada It makes no difference where you see it, just so long as you see it. But if I were you, I'd see it now. And you've got to see it, for it's straight, genuine fun. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2021
Cavalcade (1933) James T. Hamada These early reels, even though boresome, have bits of incidents that are necessary parts of the epic. If you can withstand them, you'll be amply rewarded. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
Daughter of Shanghai (1937) James T. Hamada A thrilling romance based on the alien smuggling racket. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
Anne of Green Gables (1934) James T. Hamada This is a wholesome and Interesting picture In which Miss Shirley is surprisingly good. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Night Alarm (1934) James T. Hamada Thrilling. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
() James T. Hamada [A] stirring picture. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Star of Midnight (1935) James T. Hamada There are several bits of rowdy fun. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
A Night at the Opera (1935) James T. Hamada They call it A Night at the Opera, and what a night! But equally entertaining is what precedes that memorable night. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Thunder (1929) James T. Hamada This Is a picture whose interest doesn't depend upon plot. It is a simple, straightforward story like The Big Parade and its interest is built upon evolution of details and characterization, plus spectacular shots. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
The Invisible Man Returns (1940) James T. Hamada Sir Cedric, who distinguished himself In "On Borrowed Time" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," turns In a fine performance but the most outstanding Is Vincent Price's voice. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
Stand Up and Fight (1939) James T. Hamada A stirring account of the rivalry between early railroads and stagecoach lines for the nation's commerce of the 1850's. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Sweethearts (1938) James T. Hamada Filmed entirely in natural colors, it brings out a vivid new personality in Miss [Jeanette] MacDonald, who proves herself a decided knockout with her flaming red hair and her jade-green eyes. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Jesse James (1939) James T. Hamada Tyrone Power heads a staggering cast as the heroic Jesse. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Son of Frankenstein (1939) James T. Hamada The story of "Son of Frankenstein" isn't as absorbing as that of its father but is good enough to serve the purpose of this picture. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
The Raven (1935) James T. Hamada Lugosi and Karloff are terrifyingly effective us usual. Irene Ware and Lester Mathews provide the romantic interest. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) James T. Hamada While thrills principally abound In the story it also contains comedy Interest and a most enchanting romance. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
The Mummy (1932) James T. Hamada [Director Karl Freund] employs some good moving camera tricks and presents tremendously effective full-sized close ups of Boris Karloff. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
The Invisible Man (1933) James T. Hamada James Whale's direction is excellent. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
White Heat (1934) James T. Hamada There are many spots where the film looks like the Infant talkies back in 1929, and the acting is generally amateurish. Despite its crudity, movie fans on Kauai will : undoubtedly want to see it. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
The Girl From Mexico (1939) James T. Hamada The Girl From Mexico isn't an Important picture. It's just a fill-in attraction pending the arrival of better films, and yet it has its diverting moments. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
Mexican Spitfire (1939) James T. Hamada The climax is a riotous slapstick but Charlie Chase or the Three Stooges are better at this sort of monkey business. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2020
Convention City (1933) James T. Hamada Believe you me, Menjou gives a knockout performance. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Magnificent Obsession (1935) James T. Hamada It's a long film, slow In tempo, but is beautifully directed, acted and photographed. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2020
Second Fiddle (1939) James T. Hamada Second Fiddle is one of the most delightfully entertaining pictures that Sonja Henie has ever presented. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2020
Dark Victory (1939) James T. Hamada [A] dramatic triumph. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2020
Employees' Entrance (1933) James T. Hamada The Important thing about this picture Is that Warren William, who plays the lending role as a ruthless but extraordinarily efficient department store general manager. Is back In his old form. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2020
() James T. Hamada Its direction by Minoru Matsui, camera work and music are excellent. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2020
() James T. Hamada The film is really good. Direction and camera work are generally exccellent. definitely of the Hollywood s type. Mlkio Naruse scripted and directed the picture. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2020
True Confession (1937) James T. Hamada The film is a nutty, lunatic comedy. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2020
Imitation of Life (1934) James T. Hamada Well acted and dramatically compelling. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
I Want a Divorce (1940) James T. Hamada Excellent both in quality and as entertainment. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2020
The Texas Rangers (1936) James T. Hamada The Texas Rangers is proof positive that westerns can be made into superlative entertainment if produced on a large scale with a good cast. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2020
The Plainsman (1936) James T. Hamada It's a picture that ranks the silent Covered Wagon and the talking Big Trail. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2020
() James T. Hamada An amusing but poorly photographed comedy. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2020
() James T. Hamada The picture ends with the story hanging up in the air. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2020
Island of Lost Men (1939) James T. Hamada The Island of Lost Men, to be frank about it, is simply a gangster flicker transferred to the Malay jungles. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2020
Wife! Be Like a Rose! (1935) James T. Hamada Miss Chiba, Okawa and Miss Hanabusa turn in performances that are among the finest seen on the Japanese talking screen. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2020
Anything Goes (1936) James T. Hamada Anything Goes is primarily a picture starring Bing Crosby with important featured roles assigned to Ethel Merman and Charlie Ruggles, but Ida [Lupino] walks off with the cream of the picture. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2020