Tag Archives: George Barbier

Here Comes Cookie (1935) – reviewed by George

In the luxurious home at 614 Park Avenue Mr. Harrison Allen (George Barbier) is sleeping and dreaming, and his dream is shown on the broad wall behind the head of his bed. He is deep in a good dream about … Continue reading

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Carole Lombard in “The Princess Comes Across” (1936) – reviewed by George

There are a few laughs, but this Carole Lombard movie is basically a romance-murder mystery. Carole (doing a pretty good Garbo) plays Princess Olga of Sveden, sorry, Sweden, and she is traveling on a luxury liner from a French port … Continue reading

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Broadway Gondolier (1935) – reviewed by George

By the 1940s Dick Powell was very effective as various weathered and weary Private Eyes, including Phillip Marlowe. But in his 1930’s musicals that I had seen, I thought he came across as being about 15 years old, and hardly … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) – reviewed by George

This old film, in black and white, sounds as though it might be a history lesson, but it is an adventure film with a lot of clever dialogue, and a final action sequence featuring hordes of horsemen attacking the palace … Continue reading

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