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Jessie Matthews (and 76 other actors) in “Forever and a Day” (1943) – reviewed by George

Seventy-seven actors, twenty-one writers, and seven directors and producers all donated their time to make this film, as well as all the Hollywood studios, and the technical people of the industry. “We hope that this truly cooperative effort may symbolize … Continue reading

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Jessie Matthews in “The Man from Toronto” (1933) – reviewed by George

Sometimes an idea is funny, and then in its execution, ideas get stretched and sequences become elongated , and what was funny is funny no more. In this film Jessie Matthews is just as cute and perky and strong-willed and … Continue reading

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Easy Virtue (1927) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 7th film deals with a divorce case and its aftermath, and it is based on a play by Noel Coward. Seems strangely unlike the material either man is associated with. Isabel Jeans, whose billing is a hundred percent … Continue reading

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Downhill (1927) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s fifth movie is based on a tale by David L’Estrange, with a screenplay by Eliot Stannard. Like “The Lodger” it stars Ivor Novello, but in this case the leading lady is Isabel Jeans, who appeared in a couple … Continue reading

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The Ring (1927) – reviewed by George

This is Alfred Hitchcock’s 4th feature, and he wrote the screenplay as well as directing, so the temptation is to assume that he was interested in prize fighting. But the way the film is set up, with a woman between … Continue reading

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Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes in “The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes’s Greatest Case” (1932) – reviewed by George

One-legged Jonathan Small (Graham Soutten) is serving a life sentence in a military prison in the Andaman Islands. But he appeals to the commanders of the prison, Major Sholto and Captain Morstan (Herbert Lomas and Edgar Norfolk) to give him … Continue reading

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