RKO_Chester

I caught the movie bug from my mom. She grew up near the 'RKO Chester Theatre' & fell in love with films there.

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  • The Big Noise

    ★★

  • The Cockeyed Miracle

    ★★

  • Secrets of the French Police

    ★★½

  • Oh, My Operation

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  • The Big Noise

    The Big Noise

    ★★

    I have rated this low despite me liking this Guy Kibbee staring film, because I like anything Kibbee! (See my Kibbee list here).

    Likability is not always synonymous with quality, however, and this is a weak B movie. Something is missing in this film, although it does have 'heart' and an interesting message:

    Retired men are much older than active men. No use "sitting around waiting for the undertaker."

    4.75/10

  • The Cockeyed Miracle

    The Cockeyed Miracle

    ★★

    Watch Lionel Barrymore & Helen Mack in the very similar film "The Return of Peter Grimm" here, instead.

    Frank Morgan was a better actor than many give him credit for, but the plot and dialogue in The Cockeyed Miracle is lacking in spirit. To boot, for a film with the word 'miracle' in its title you would assume this to be an uplifting story --- it isn't; overall actually, it is rather depressing.

    See the Barrymore film (info above), instead. That film, with a very similar plot, is actually spirited and has much more accomplished dialogue and acting.

    4.75/10

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  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express

    ★★★★★

    Part of my list of movies with the word MURDER in their titles

    At the one hour 50 minute mark of this film, Poirot (Albert Finney) halfway through his 8 pages of script grilling the suspects of this murder mystery abruptly sits down adjacent to a small round table and pours himself a small glass of water from a pitcher on the table. He takes the water and drinks it down so much in character that there isn't a bit…

  • The 39 Steps

    The 39 Steps

    ★★★★★

    Peggy Ashcroft is only in this for several minutes, but evinces why this film is so effective: she is so believable and makes the viewer elicit so much empathy for her as she puts herself in some harm's way to aid Richard Hannay, the protagonist in this so well portrayed by Robert Donat.

    Other supporting players really shine in their parts in this, too: John Laurie (of later Dad's Army fame) ably plays Ashcroft's crofter husband; Wylie Watson (as Mr.…