Motion Picture Reviews (1930)

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HONEY. Nancy Carroll. Based on stage play “Come Out of The Kitchen” by Alice Duer Miller. Directed by Wesley Rug- gles. Paramount. True to its title, “Honey” is a sweet and romantic comedy with interpolated songs which, while they are entertaining, seem out of place and rather hinder the logical interest in the plot. It is the story of a clever Southern girl whom circumstances force to masquerade as a cook in her own kitchen. The settings and dialogue are in good taste, the characters are well cast, and it can be recommended as excellent entertainment for family audiences. Adolescents, 12 to 16. Children, 6 to 12. Wholesome fun. Amusing. —o— KETTLE CREEK. Ken Maynard. Di- rection by Harry J. Brown. Universal. Western action film. For Plot:—A young man from Oklahoma goes among the poor whites of Kentucky in search of his father’s murderer, only to find him- self caught in a long standing family feud. The naive plot and thrilling action are true to type as are also the incon- sistencies and anachronisms which rob the film of all educational value. The one significant feature is the beautiful photography. But it provides simple entertainment with one of the most amusing “chases” ever shown on the screen! Most “juniors” will enjov it. Adolescents, 12 to 16. Children, 6 to 12. Yes, if not too Very exciting, “simple”. A LADY TO LOVE. Vilma Banky, Ed- ward G. Robinson. Adapted from Sidney Howard's “They Knew What They Want- ed”. Directed by Victor Seastrom. M.G. M. The unconventional situations of the story have been skillfully handled, and altlio it lacks the emotional, stirring problem which the play presented, it is interesting and entertaining. Edward Robinson gives an excellent portrayal of the excitable grape grower, and Miss Banky is attractive. Adolescents, 12 to 16. Children, 6 to 12. Too sophisticated No. in theme. —o— LET’S GO PLACES. Joseph Wagstaff, Lola Lane. Directed by Frank Strayer. Fox. This was reviewed in February under the title “Fast Workers”. It is a simple story with musical interpolations which is of passable interest. Adolescents, 12 to 16. Children, 6 to 12. Passable. No interest. —o— THE LIGHT OF WESTERN STARS. Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Harry Green. Adapted from Zane Grey story. Directed by Otto Brower and Edwin H. Knopf. A story which gives us the spirit of the old West as we like to imagine it: two fisted likable heroes, despicable villains meeting well deserved ends, a charming girl introducing romance, and plenty of action amid gorgeous surround- ings. It is an entertaining picture, good of its type, recommended for family audiences. Adolescents, 12 to 16. Children, 6 to 12. Good. Exciting. —o— THE LONE STAR RANGER. George O’Brien, Sue Carol. Story based on novel by Zane Grey. Direction by A. F. Erick- son. Fox. Splendid Western melodrama in the gorgeous settings of the Rainbow Bridge, Grand Canyon, and the Arizona desert. The photography is beautiful. The plot is familiar to many. A young man who has killed a man in self defense, joins