1910s, 2.5/4, Adventure, Drama, Ernst Lubitsch, Review

Carmen (or, Gypsy Blood)

Adapted from the later parts of the novella of the same name by Prosper Merimee, Carmen is Ernst Lubitsch's third surviving feature, and he was still firmly in the part of his career where his voice was muffled by studio needs. There was room for him to operate a bit within the bounds of this… Continue reading Carmen (or, Gypsy Blood)

1930s, 3/4, Adventure, Best Picture Winner, Drama, Frank Lloyd, Review

Mutiny on the Bounty

John Ford's The Informer seems to have been a major beneficiary of Mutiny on the Bounty's riches at the Oscars. With three nominations for Best Actor (Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, and Franchot Tone), the vote seems to have split, taking the win from the major MGM production and giving it to Victor McLaughlin in the… Continue reading Mutiny on the Bounty