The Nippu Jiji (Honolulu)

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Rating Title/Year Author
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 19k9, and the acting is generally amateurish. Despite its crudity, movie fans ou 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
Bird of Paradise (1932) James T. Hamada It isn't anything for Hawaii to get excited about. Nevertheless, it has a lot of action and excitement, enacted against a colorful background and enchanting music. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2020
The Living Dead (1934) James T. Hamada The Living Dead, a German-made film... is sure to be of interest to Honolulans since in the European manner it deals with subject matter rarely touched by Hollywood. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2020
The Lady Vanishes (1938) James T. Hamada A powerful story of espionage and treachery. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2020
The Storm (1938) James T. Hamada The picture is worth seeing to anyone who wants thrills in his screen entertainment. It's one of those good Class B stuffs. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2020
Rebecca (1940) James T. Hamada Hitchcock's direction is a masterpiece, one of the best that the Alfred Hitchcock screen has seen, and George Barnes's photography is likewise raveworthy. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2020
Foreign Correspondent (1940) James T. Hamada Alfred Hitchcock has directed another smash hit. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2020
Ecstasy (Ekstase) (Rhapsody of Love) (Symphony of Love) (1933) James T. Hamada Outside of the two sequences mentioned above, I found the picture was punk. Many of the scenes have too many petty and unnecessary details. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2020
Chu Chin Chow (1934) James T. Hamada The film is a 92-minute entertalinment. It tells the story of All Baba and the 40 and Is a well-balanced combination of melodrama and comedy with plenty of thrills, revelry, some sadistic killings, high-powered acting and some grand songs. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2020
The Good Earth (1937) James T. Hamada Seldom has such beautiful photography been seen on the screen. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2020
The 39 Steps (1935) James T. Hamada It's a gripping entertainment. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2020
Blonde Venus (1932) James T. Hamada If you like art In your screen entertainment, you'll like The Blonde Venus immensely. You'll want to see more pictures from Josef von Sternberg, and you'll appreciate the talents of German artists all the more. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
Scarface (1932) James T. Hamada Scarface Is a gangland epic, a drama In the raw, bold, brutal and terrifyingly realistic. A high-powered dramatic production that packs a lot of excitement and entertainment, full of brutal killings and yet with some glorious emotional thrills. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Beyond Tomorrow (1940) James T. Hamada Pictorially, Beyond Tomorrow is a fine piece of work but as entertainment It's too slow-paced and at times dreary. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
Green Hell (1940) James T. Hamada [Green Hell] may he a little old-fashioned to appeal to sophisticate but it's good for kids and adults with a weakness formelodramatic thrills and -- this is important -- for those who are Interested in history. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
It's a Date (1940) James T. Hamada The picture is a honey and Deanna is lovelier than ever and her singing just as sweet, if not sweeter. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) James T. Hamada A charming musical vehicle for the darling of the screen. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
Exile Express (1939) James T. Hamada [A] powerful espionage story. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
His Girl Friday (1940) James T. Hamada Remakes are seldom better than the original film but His Girl Friday is one of those rare exceptions. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
The Millionaire (1931) James T. Hamada The Millionaire proves a refreshing story and made all the more enjoyable through the keen artistry of the star. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
Madam Satan (1930) James T. Hamada All in all, Madam Satan, despite its faults, is unusually good entertainment and remarkably well directed. Cecil DeMille is still a master showman. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
The Devil Doll (1936) James T. Hamada It's pseudo-scientific, fantastic, terrifying at times and suspenseful in the last half. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020