Tag Archives: W.S. Van Dyke

Ramon Novarro in “The Pagan” (1929) – reviewed by George

I was so impressed by Novarro (whom I had never seen before) in “Ben-Hur” that I decided to try to locate some other films of his. Here’s the first one.On an island where “East meets West”, according to the caption, … Continue reading

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William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “After the Thin Man” and Asta is Asta (1936) – reviewed by George

Gee, what a great start to a comedy-mystery! Nick, Nora, and Asta are on the Sunset Limited from NYC to San Francisco and are only five minutes out. Nick is trying to shave and Nora is trying to pack.Nora: “How … Continue reading

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William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “The Thin Man” (1934) – reviewed by George

Dorothy Wynant (Maureen O’Sullivan) visits her dad in his lab, with new fiancĂ© in tow, in order to introduce him to her father (Edward Ellis), and invite old Dad to the wedding, and make sure he’ll be there to give … Continue reading

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Trader Horn (1931) – reviewed by George

Based upon the Book by Ethelreda Lewis, Directed by W.S. Van Dyke, Adaptation by Dale Van Every and John Thomas Neville, Screen Play by Richard Schayer, Dialogue by Cyril Hume. The Players: Harry Carey, Edwina Booth, Duncan Renaldo, Matia Omoola, … Continue reading

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A Cuban Love Song (1931) – reviewed by George

I was aware of Lawrence Tibbett, but had never seen one of his movies until TCM aired this one. He was a star baritone at the Metropolitan Opera House, and in the early days of talkies enjoyed a popular but … Continue reading

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