Motion Picture Reviews (1930)

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emphasis is laid, rather than on the hu- man relationships. The result is thrill- ing melodrama which, nevertheless, is en- tertaining because of the ability of the cast. ADOLESCENTS, 12 to 16. CHILDREN, 6 to 12. No. UnwhoJesomely No. Exciting. DISRAELI. George Arliss. Direc- tion by Louis N. Parker. All dia- logue. Warner Bros. The picture is the translation to the screen of the stage play which is prob- ably Mr. Arliss’ most conspicuous achievement. It is highly recommended as an outstanding production. The plot concerns the political conflict of Disraeli and Gladstone and the acquisition for England of the Suez Canal in 1875. ADOLESCENTS, 12 to 16. CHILDREN, 6 to 12. Excellent. Good, But Mature in Theme. EVIDENCE. Pauline Fredericks, Wm. Courtenay. Direction by John Adolfi. All dialogue. Warner Bros. A drama of mother love which becomes absorbing because of the excellence of Miss Frederick’s performance and those of her supporting cast. It is an adapta- tion of an old stage play. ADOLESCENTS, J2 to 16. CHILDREN, 6 to 12. Too Mature. No Interest. No. FOOTLIGHTS AND FOOLS. Col- leen Moore. Direction by Wm. A. Seiter. All dialogue. First Nat. This is the romance of a New York chorus girl masquerading as a Paris — 3 - “find,” whose lover proves unworthy. The logical ending is a surprise. ADOLESCENTS, 12 to 16. CHILDREN, 6 to 12. Little Interest. No Interest. THE GREAT DIVIDE. Ian Keith, Dorothy Mackaill. Direction by Reginald Barker. Warner Bros. The story is familiar. It is of a pam- pered society girl in search of a thrill who is kidnapped by a “man-of-the- great-open-spaces” and subdued by love. The settings are lovely and the romance appealing. ADOLESCENTS, 12 to 16. CHILDREN, 6 to 12. Interesting. Harmless. HALLELUJAH. Daniel Haynes, Nina MacKinney. Direction by King Vidor. All dialogue and music. M.-G.-M. An intensely gripping and powerful pic- ture showing the moral struggles and emotional raptures of the Southern negro —a cross section of negro life and men- tality, remarkably directed and photo- graphed. It has real appeal to the intel- ligence. ADOLESCENTS, 12 to 16. CHILDREN, 6 to 12. Too Sophisticated and Too Mature. Emotional. HARMONY AT HOME. Marguer- ite Churchill. Direction by Hamil- ton MacFadden. All dialogue. Fox. Romantic drama in which a family tries to live up to an increase in Father’s income, and marry off the older daugh- ter. The humor, consisting mainly of crudity of manners, and quarreling and