You thought the technical revolution moved fast, huh? Already in 1925 they were inventing television phones! At least in the movies. In real life it would take about 3 quarters of a century for the computer age before everybody had the chance to transmit face to face. Regardless of it's "sci-fi" element, this is a very standard romance movie of a guys working hard to be worthy of the girl of his dreams. Had it not been for that cool invention, this would have been a bore.
Finnish silent drama with the familiar rural landscapes and log-roller environment. A lot of the drama felt more comical than hard hitting. You could easier find better tragedies from Finland, but it still had some appeal.
"Cricket, sir. Cricket!"
This is one of the funnier Alfred Hitchcock films and up there with The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and The 39 Steps (1935) as Hitchcock's best British work of the 30s. The pacing so different. Taking it's time for a seemingly irrelevant opening portion other then to get to know some of the people and get entertained with slapstick and naughtiness before the suspense elements slowly starts taking over when the train start rolling. And…
I never thought such a wonderfully rude romance story could have me in tears because of it's underlying sweetness!
The dialogue was incredible! I guess that's down to George Bernard Shaw who wrote the play. It escapes all the clichés to reach it's clichés and feels so much more rewarding then your average screwball farce because they actually do get under each others skin!
And this is another time when Leslie Howard takes my breath away. From being a actor…