Though based on a mystery novel, it's pretty obvious that most of the inspiration and impetus for this film was the success of the Thin Man series. Here, married couple Joel and Garda Sloane own a rare book store and get drawn into a murder case involving a rival book dealer, as they try to protect a young couple implicated in the case. The mystery is okay, but plays second fiddle to the Sloanes sparring in imitation of the Charleses.…
Well, they didn't make many bones about what this is about, did they? This young model made her employees' entrance by sleeping with the boss. But Baby Face this ain't, as Loretta Young's Madeleine pretty much hates Warren William's Kurt Anderson after she starts working at the department store and tries to keep her new beau Martin from becoming Anderson's protege...until a drunken party sends things spiraling off again.
Despite the subject matter, it's a pretty light-hearted affair, though it…
I figured I'd go ahead and watch this before The Avengers comes out, since I had missed it in theatres the year it came out. "Missed" isn't the right word. I heard bad things about it and opted not to go. And yeah, this movie is pretty boring, especially for an action movie. There are only like two and a half actual action scenes in it.
The first hour or so I was kind of bored stiff - there were…
For a little while I was afraid I'd misheard and it was gonna be all guns, which would've been boring and just needlessly violent (in a boring way). But then the hand-to-hand stuff started, and all of that was awesome. So yeah. Just enough story to string a nearly 100-minute long fight scene on, and that was enough. Also, it was surprisingly well-paced for basically being a long fight scene, with some breather sections in there at just the right times. Definitely had fun with this.