Motion Picture Herald (Exhibitors Herald)

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Rating Title/Year Author
The Skywayman (1920) EH Staff A feature wherein opportunities for spectacular thrills by trick aeroplane driving are capitally utilized, with a pleasant story trend in attractive surroundings makes this offering by Fox interesting in itself. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
Citizen Kane (1941) Terry Ramsaye Mr. Welles took his picture, his hero, his plot, himself, and his audience for a magnificent sleigh-ride. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
Babes in Arms (1939) Vance King Babes in Arms is one of the finest pieces of entertainment ever to come from Hollywood. It is musical comedy at its best. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
Casablanca (1942) E. A. Cunningham There is a careful opulence about the production which should redound to the credit of Hal B. Wallis and of Michael Curtiz, who directed. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
Imitation of Life (1934) Gus McCarthy The potential entertainment and showmanship of this story is something that the screen seldom has known. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
Stormy Weather (1943) John Stuart, Jr. The melody and merriment, which is loud, gay and colorful... is seldom interrupted by story. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
Sepia Cinderella (1947) George Spires There is ample opportunity for several songs numbers, musical pieces and romance, photographed against a night club background. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
The Devil's Daughter (1939) George Spires The theme and setting are introduced in a fresh manner by devoting the first fifteen minutes of the 65 to a travelogue of Jamaica. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
Double Deal (1939) William R. Weaver This metropolitan melodrama of life, love, crime and music is enacted realistically by an all Negro cast. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
The Sheik (1921) EH Staff It is an unusual picture in many respects, for aside from the superb performances of the two principals, it is a story of unusual situations and many thrills. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
Fantasia (1940) Martin Quigley Jr. There is a charm in many of the images created by the vivid imaginations of Mr. Disney and his fellow workers which is without equal in previous motion pictures. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
Convention City (1933) Gus McCarthy The show is predominantly geared for laughter, yet it offers novel romance and a little light drama. Every one of the players is a character study and every separate bit of entertainment is a source of new interest. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
Silver Queen (1942) William R. Weaver Under direction of Lloyd Bacon the picture opens deliberately and increases tempo steadily, while developing the story without a break or diversion, to its termination in a whirlwind of action. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
Cat People (1942) E. A. Cunningham The film, which has been admirably mounted and tightly directed and acted, should find an appreciative audience among those who prefer melodrama with originality, but can scarcely be termed pleasant entertainment. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
Flaming Youth (1923) EH Staff Colleen Moore is the hit of the picture. As the ultra-jazzy daughter of a sufficiently jazzy father and mother, she makes you believe it. Her performance in this picture should add stimulus to her pretty well established vogue. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
Detour (1945) Mandel Herbstman Venturing far from the familiar melodramatic pattern, director Edgar G. Ulmer has turned out an adroit, albeit unpretentious production about a man who stumbles into a series of circumstances which seal his doom. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
Cabin in the Sky (1943) MPH Staff The sum total is definite entertainment. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
Daughter of Shanghai (1937) Gus McCarthy Condense all the excitement of a multi-chapter superthrilling serial into 60 minutes running time and you get some idea of the entertainment character of Daughter of Shanghai. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
Tevye (1939) Paul C. Mooney, Jr [Schwartz's] direction and characterization of Tevya, a Ukrainian Jew and a role he previously has essayed on the Yiddish stage, was obviously a labor of love. It is an artistic achievement that sets a mark for future Yiddish pictures to shoot at. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
Harlem on the Prairie (1937) Gus McCarthy In it are combined the necessary elements of melodrama, romance, comedy, suspense, action and surprise. Well photographed scenic backgrounds are an asset and... solo, chorus and instrumental music add to the entertainment. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
Gentleman Jim (1942) Bob Wile An entertaining film as well as a veritable history of prize fighting. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
Once Upon a Time (1944) John Stuart, Jr. Although drawn too fine, it has moments of human interest and gives Mr. Grant a full role. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
Address Unknown (1944) E. A. Cunningham It remains tense drama, and should draw a considerable audience from readers of the story and the widening group of [Paul] Lukas' admirers. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
Cobra Woman (1944) William R. Weaver It's the best of the series. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
Song of the Open Road (1944) William R. Weaver [Jane Powell's] voice is exceptionally well-trained, her delivery excellent, and she has histrionic ability. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
Man From Frisco (1944) E. A. Cunningham It is a timely story acted by sincere performers... a forthright and effective presentation. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
Two Girls and a Sailor (1944) William R. Weaver Production by Joseph Pasternak is superlative on all counts, and direction by Richard Thorpe as smooth as satin. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
The Hitler Gang (1944) Terry Ramsaye It is a picture for the theatre of a people at war, but it rises beyond theatricalities. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
Confidential (1935) Paul C. Mooney, Jr With a modicum of comedy and romance this is chiefly melodrama and altogether convincing. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Toll of the Desert (1935) Paul C. Mooney, Jr An unpretentious western, this production offers little to intrigue patrons. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Charlie Chan's Secret (1936) Gus McCarthy There is much that is unique. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Waterfront Lady (1935) Fred Baehler It is composed of ingredients that are tried and true in pictures, and with a novel twist. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Moonlight on the Prairie (1936) Gus McCarthy Although there's a sentimental tinge to the title, this picture is little more than a further presentation of the often tried tooting, rooting, shooting, wild riding western formula with its dirty work at the crossroads counterpart. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Three Kids and a Queen (1935) Gus McCarthy While the first few sequences, devoted to character identification, are rather slow, the remainder of the picture moves with surprising speed, in which action and dialogue are nicely balanced. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Metropolitan (1935) Gus McCarthy That the intelligentsia, those who understand and appreciate the worth of finely rendered class music, will respond enthusiastically is hardly to be doubted. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
A Night at the Opera (1935) Gus McCarthy For those who want comedy - new, fresh and vivid - it's Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marx, individually and collectively, as they never have been before. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Gilda (1946) William R. Weaver A sumptuously sordid story about crime, major and minor, in Buenos Aires. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Double Indemnity (1944) E. A. Cunningham The screenplay, on which Billy Wilder collaborated with Raymond Chandler, is a gem of tight construction and terse but natural dialogue. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
Maedchen in Uniform (1931) Charles Aaronson Something unusual, something fine in motion pictures. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
The Gulf Between (1917) EH Staff The Gulf Between makes one feel as if the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow of promise had been found. The miracle of natural color photography is actually with us and most satisfactorily so. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) Red Kann This attraction, produced by Henry Blanke, is never pretty, but it has guts and substance. And also Bogart. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
Secret Beyond the Door (1948) Fred Hift The psychological theme here is put to excellent use as the basis for a compact, well-paced package, graced by sparkling performances. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
Queen of the Sea (1918) EH Staff There are many almost unbelievable feats of daring and skill in which Miss Kellermann surpasses her past records. The predominant thrill of the picture is its exquisite beauty. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
Cleopatra (1917) EH Staff Miss Bara achieves by the sheer force of her magnetic personality a brilliant star in the diadem of her many successes. Her work is daring in the extreme, human in understanding and divine in beauty. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
The Vermillion Pencil (1922) EH Staff There is a certain intriguing quality about Sessue Hayakawa's latest... Perhaps it is Hayakawa's performance, or that of pretty Bessie Love. At any rate, the photography and sets will catch and hold your attention, for both are very beautiful. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
The Gray Horizon (1919) EH Staff The one advantage the picture has over its predecessors is the presence in the cast of Tsuru Aoki, than whom, in character, the screen presents no more capable lady. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
The She Devil (1918) EH Staff Theda Bara's loyal following will undoubtedly enjoy seeing their favorite in The She Devil, a story written clearly for Miss Bara's especial benefit. To discriminating audiences it will not measure up to the standards of a first-class feature picture. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918) EH Staff The animals that inhabited the world in the dim dawn of history, their struggle for existence, their habits of life and the strange surroundings in which they lived, form the basis for this most unusual offering. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020