An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a twenty thousand dollar bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the ... See full summary »
In an attempt to discover the composition of meteors, three astronauts are sent out into space in three specially designed rockets. Their mission is to capture a meteor and bring it to ... See full summary »
Herbert L. Strock
In France, an insane surgeon's obsession with an actress from England leads him to replace her pianist husband's hands that got mangled in an accident with the hands of a late knife murderer which still have the urge to throw knives.
Engineers Richard McAllan and Frederick Robinson manage to get financial backing for a gigantic project to build a tunnel from England to America. His biggest supporter is Varlia Lloyd, daughter of one of the backers, and she uses her influence more than once to keep the project going. Mack's wife Ruth is also supportive, although his constantly being away on the tunnel project strains their marriage, and affects his relationship with their son. After years of financial skulduggery and physical obstacles under the ocean floor, the tunnel proceeds as Mack's marriage and his friendship with Robbie deteriorate.Written by
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At the end of the opening credits, a card comes up with "Gaumont-British Picture Corpn. Ltd. were fortunate in securing the services of Mr. George Arliss and Mr. Walter Huston for the parts of Prime Minister of Great Britain and President of the United States." See more »
Eye-Popping SFX and Elaborate Production Highlight Early Sci-Fi
Visually quite Impressive, this Depression Era Sci-Fi Film is one of the few in the Genre outside Kid-Stuff Serials, because Science Fiction never Really Caught On until the Fifties. It nicely Aligns with "Metropolis" (1927), "Just Imagine" (1930), and "Things to Come" (1936).
It seems a bit Early to Wear its War Paranoia so Heavily and Much is Made about how a Transatlantic Tunnel Uniting Britain and America will Stem the Tide of another World War and makes the Case that it will End War altogether.
Much Melodrama concerning the Incredible Feat of Construction. The Cost in terms of Dollars and Human Lives. The Strength of the Movie however is the Eye-Popping SFX. The Art-Deco Set Designs are Amazing and the Slick Production is Top-Notch and Enthralls, Excites, and Captivates at Every Turn.
Two-Way "skype" Like Television Screens of All Sizes Populate the Picture and there is Some Attempt to Show Futuristic Aircraft and Automobiles. The Over Baked Drama is Almost Deadly at Times with its Heavy Handed British Style Acting, and Subplots Concerning Family Strife and Capitalism, but Not Enough to Take Away from the Overall Enjoyment of the Spectacle.
Overall, Recommended Despite the Melodramatics. It Remains an Eye-Candy Treat for Young and Old and Looks as Good as Any British Film of the Era.
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