30′s movies marathon – part 21

Dead End (1937, USA) – Excellent drama about street kids in a poor New York neigbourhood. Smart and unsentimental, with great performances by the kids, and a fine supporting job by Humphrey Bogart as a bitter gangster. Watched it all.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937, USA) – You know, I find it hard to believe that Snow White and the queen are the two most beautiful women in the kingdom. It’s .. unlikely, and not borne out by the visual evidence. The movie looks great for its time, but the story is stupid, full of cute animals and cute songs – in other words a typical braindead FX movie. (Besides, I think this is how it really happened.) Watched: 27 minutes.

Love From a Stranger (1937, UK) – Another terrible British movie. Watched: 6 minutes.

Souls at Sea (1937, USA) – Gary Cooper isn’t the right actor to play a slave trader, even one with a conscience. Watched: 19 minutes.

Stella Dallas (1937, USA) – Character drama that feels too much like a novel. Watched: 17 minutes.

The Last Gangster
(1937, USA) – Is that a promise? Good enough, but I’ve seen it all before. Watched: 15 minutes.

Lost Horizon (1937, USA) – Silly but well-made oriental adventure with something of a Spielberg flair. Watched: 37 minutes.