The Film Daily

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Rating Title/Year Author
Double Deal (1939) Film Daily Staff Here is gangster story, enacted by an all-Negro cast, and offering quite a little entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
Cavalcade (1933) Film Daily Staff Fox has converted Noel Coward's London stage hit into a picture which paints graphically and poignantly the lives of two English families as they blend with dramatic events of the Twentieth Century. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
Detour (1945) Film Daily Staff How fate can play tricks on a man is satisfactorily demonstrated in a melodrama with enough bite to command the attention closely throughout. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
Cabin in the Sky (1943) Film Daily Staff There is enough variety to give some measure of pleasure to every one who can be induced to see the film. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
Daughter of Shanghai (1937) Film Daily Staff Anna May Wong turns in a good performance and... Philip Ahn, makes an effective foil for her, as well as making an effective romance. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
Tevye (1939) Film Daily Staff The brilliant Maurice Schwartz, talented star of the Yiddish stage for many years, makes a belated but auspicious debut in talking pictures with this film. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
Gentleman Jim (1942) Film Daily Staff It is a highly flavored and colorful picture that recaptures the full-bodied life of the early years of the century. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
The Champ (1931) Film Daily Staff King Vidor has taken a frail, homely story and invested it with human and frequently throbbing touches. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
Broken Strings (1940) Film Daily Staff As conceived the piece carries a fair degree of heart or emotion. Considering the fact that it was made on the independent type of budget, it is reasonably well handled... Clarence Muse heads a capable cast. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
Son of Ingagi (1940) Film Daily Staff Laura Bowman does splendid work as a wealthy old recluse, who wills her fortune and gloomy house to Daisy Bufford and Alfred Grant, newlyweds. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942) Film Daily Staff Photography is fine, and so is the acting of leads and supporting players. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Uncertain Glory (1944) Film Daily Staff The unfurlment of the plot has been achieved with high excitement and a strong measure of suspense. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944) Film Daily Staff Just about all the picture needs to make it a hit is a sharp pair of scissors fearlessly wielded. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Address Unknown (1944) Film Daily Staff [Paul] Lukas gives a resounding performance as the German-American who goes to Munich during the revolutionary rise of Hitler to power. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
A Night at the Opera (1935) Film Daily Staff George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind have supplied the comedians with excellent material in their screenplay based on James Kevin McGuinness' original story. Sam Wood turned in a swell directorial job. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
Double Indemnity (1944) Film Daily Staff It is questionable whether Billy Wilder has ever turned in a finer job of direction. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
Maedchen in Uniform (1931) Film Daily Staff It is a beautifully conceived drama, masterfully directed and acted by the principals. It's a thought-provoking film, handled with a strange charm and sensitive touch. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
Queen of the Sea (1918) Wid Gunning Of course, the outstanding item in this sort of a film is the question of how much footage registered the scantly clad mermaids. I think there is enough to hold the interest and tease 'em along without overdoing it. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
The Vermillion Pencil (1922) Film Daily Staff The Vermillion Pencil is about the most fantastic and imaginative of all the recent Hayakawa features. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
Men of Tomorrow (1932) Film Daily Staff The action is of the genteel and amiable sort, developing nothing in the way of a dramatic punch. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
Paris (1929) Film Daily Staff Irene Bordoni comes through on the screen equally as well as she has sung her way to fame on the musical stage. She has charm, vivacity and real screen ability. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
The Flapper (1920) Wid Gunning The Flapper can be considered a very unusual comedy. It is splendidly sub- titled and there are a wealth of pretty snow scenes as backgrounds. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
Deliverance (1919) Wid Gunning It contains also much of the beautiful philosophy that already has been given the world through Miss Keller's works, and often visualizes her dreams. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
Treasure Island (1920) Wid Gunning It's a real, thrilling pirate tale, is Treasure Island, and one which happily came to the screen under the guidance of a man capable of realizing on the artistic opportunities presented by the story as well as its many blood-curdling moments. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
The White Heather (1919) Wid Gunning The treatment accorded the subject by Director Maurice Tourneur accounts for its success. He had ordinary enough material to work with, but he dressed it up in a truly artistic production and the result is a technically excellent picture. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
Rolled Stockings (1927) Film Daily Staff Slender college yarn doesn't give junior stars much of a break. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2020
Polly with a Past (1920) Wid Gunning The biggest pity of all, is that Miss Claire has been allowed to keep away from the silver sheet so long. She makes Polly With a Past stand out strong enough to be mighty fair screen entertainment. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
The Better Wife (1919) Wid Gunning For the most part the picture is straight exposition instead of interesting narrative or drama. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
The Great Air Robbery (1920) Wid Gunning Lieutenant Locklear performs some daring feats which have been caught by the camera with surprising exactness and realism. In fact, without the exceptional stunts of the reckless aviator, the production could hardly get by. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
() Film Daily Staff A sincere, impressive story of a father's love. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
The Gaucho (1927) Film Daily Staff Likewise the usual array of stunts, many of them impossible... but not one less bit entertaining because of it. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
Double Speed (1920) Wid Gunning Double Speed is a corking good comedy and fits Wallace Reid with a role entirely suited to his capabilities as a romantic actor and a light comedian. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
Brewster's Millions (1921) Wid Gunning With Arbuckle the star and Henaberry directing, Brewster's Millions turns out to be one of the year's best comedies. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
Three Week-Ends (1928) Film Daily Staff Thin stuff at best. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921) Wid Gunning The Yankee's handling of King Arthur and his court in a truly twentieth century fashion got lots of laughs and there is some really good comedy in the Fox production. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
She's a Sheik (1927) Film Daily Staff Miss this, and you'll weep. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
An Arabian Knight (1920) Wid Gunning Although there are times in An Arabian Knight when the experienced eye will be able to detect humorous possibilities that were overlooked in the production, it stands out as something quite extraordinary and pleasingly done. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
Cat People (1942) Film Daily Staff Odd is the word for this film. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
The Invisible Man Returns (1940) Film Daily Staff Picture has all the necessary ingredients for a good mystery yarn, plus the unusual central character who disappears and re-appears before your eyes due to a secret formula. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Vampyr (1932) Film Daily Staff Director [Karl] Dreyer's directorial handling lifts this into a class by itself. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Son of Frankenstein (1939) Film Daily Staff One of the finest acted thrillers ever produced. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
The Raven (1935) Film Daily Staff If your customers like horrors, they will find what they want here. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
The Golem (1920) Wid Gunning Paul Wegener displays a distinct creative ability in his production of The Golem and he tells the story in a comprehensive fashion, wastes no time with padding and builds toward the climaxes with a deft forcefulness that cannot be mistaken. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
Dead of Night (1945) Film Daily Staff Episodic in structure, it excites a mounting interest in its imaginative story value, which is doubly enhanced by its expert direction and exceptionally fine cast. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919) Wid Gunning [The film's settings are] unlike anything you've ever seen, but an idea can be gleaned from the fact that they resemble the futuristic or cubist designs which have gained rather extensive prominence in art circles of late. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) Film Daily Staff While not unduly terrifying, which may be set down as a point in its favor, this talker version of the famous dual personality character is sufficiently dramatic and gripping to satisfy any demand for shocker entertainment. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
Faust (1926) Film Daily Staff Double and triple exposures, unusual atmospheric effects, drastically different shooting angles and a marvelous flight on a magic carpet -- these are a few of the rare gems of camera skill that help make Faust the artistic masterpiece that it is. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
I Walked With a Zombie (1943) Film Daily Staff Even devotees of horror films, who are the ideal audience for this exhibit, will find it tough to extract more than a passing amount of entertainment from I Walked With a Zombie. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
Haxan (1922) Film Daily Staff Novel, beautiful -- but not ordinary film house fare. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
Island of Lost Souls (1933) Film Daily Staff Laughton's performance is a grand piece of work, as usual. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020