Detective Guy Johnson's client, Willie Heywood is framed for murder and while Guy hides him so he can catch the real killer, both of them are nabbed by the police, tried, convicted and ... See full summary »
W.S. Van Dyke
Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmy is determined to break them up; he introduces Mary to the publisher's wife without ... See full summary »
Racketeer Tony Gazotti is thankful that lawyer Jackson Durant helps him beat a murder rap, but Durant just does it for the thrill of it and refuses payment. Durant's defense of mobsters ... See full summary »
W.S. Van Dyke
A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Moran, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl. ... See full summary »
Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to ... See full summary »
Robert Z. Leonard
Because his finances are low and he is seeking background for a new book, author Tony Barratt and his wife Dora return to his country home in Conneecticut. While he is finding a theme for ... See full summary »
When he learns that a gangster has taken over his nightclub and murdered his partner, returning WW2 hero Joe Miracle steals the money from the club's safe and hides in a settlement home, while the mob is on his tail.
Hugo and Biff were friends until they met Virginia. Biff could think of no one but Virginia, but she would never be happy with a big slow bully. So she married Hugo and Biff married Amy just because his Virginia got married. Amy loves Biff, but Biff constantly thinks of Virginia even after Hugo takes his job and has him put into prison for two years. Written by
Tony Fontana <email@example.com>
Although a Paramount film, Warner Bros. acquired the rights for the 1941 and 1948 remakes, so it is in the MGM/UA and Turner library with a running time of 69 minutes. However, some cutting of the original must have taken place, because both Clara Blandick (who is credited on-screen) and Sam Hardy do not appear in their print. See more »
One of Cooper's most multi-faceted performances...
This is a real gem of a little film--filled with wonderful performances by its leads. Fay Wray very nearly steals the film with her boisterously show-boaty performance. And it's hard to watch the luminous (and almost totally forgotten) actress, Frances Fuller, without wondering why she didn't become one of the all-time greats of that era! Her patented look of pained disappointment in life really reaches the heart. But it's Gary Cooper who's the real revelation here. This performance is unlike anything else he ever filmed. Dark, complex, insecure--and yet strangely self-satisfied-- it's really a well- wrought role, and Cooper adds just the right touches to make the character of "Biff" likable and sympathetic. As noted by other reader/reviewers here, his best scene is the awkward, first date "courting" scene at the carnival. This is Cooper at his finest. It seems this film might have been a real breakthrough for Cooper. He shows a sure-footed confidence that had been previously under-realized. I suggest you take this film at face value--and don't judge it for something it isn't. It's pure entertainment--and Gary Cooper (who was then at the very peak of his startling handsomeness) is an absolute pleasure to watch, in every scene he's in.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?