The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
In 1911, Vernon Castle, minor stage comic meets stage-struck Irene Foote. A few misadventures later, they're married. They abandon comedy to attempt a dancing career, which lands them in Paris without a sou. Fortunately, agent Maggie Sutton hears them rehearse and starts them on their brilliant career as the world's foremost ballroom dancers. But at the height of their fame, World War I begins...
- Stars:Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver, Walter Brennan, Lew Fields, Etienne Girardot, Janet Beecher, Rolfe Sedan, Leonid Kinskey, Robert Strange, Douglas Walton, Clarence Derwent, Sonny Lamont, Frances Mercer, Victor Varconi,
- Director:H.C. Potter,
This is the film version of Vernon and Irene Castle, sensational ballroom dancers prior to World War I. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(de) wrote: If it weren't for the acting... Wow! I haven't seen a film this bad in a REALLY, REALLY long time. :0/ The writing and cinematography KILLED this movie. If it weren't for the acting, in particular my recent obsession with Nicole Beharie, I would've stopped watching this movie about 30 minutes in. I actually fell asleep on it and had to restart it and finish it the next morning. Decent idea/concept, terrible execution in writing. Pam Grier's performance was very disappointing. If it weren't for the obvious ways they inserted New Orleans into the film (I recognized my alma mater (XU) instantly & other locations) I wouldn't have known the setting. The accents were so disturbingly terrible! The story & plot was very flat. You see the ending coming about 15 minutes in. A poorly written, decently directed, actor-carried film that probably never should have been made. The most exciting thing about this film aside from Nicole Beharie's performance was seeing my alma mater. -__- Sad.
(ru) wrote: One of the most predictable movies I've ever seen, but I was genuinely entertained by this mindless tripe. Totally loses a half a star for featuring Kal Penn, argueably my least favorite actor ever.
(kr) wrote: Awesome, "fuck all the men"
(gb) wrote: I don't really know why I love this movie but I always have... I even named my dog after Pacino's character!
(br) wrote: Very touching movie. Such a sweet story.
(mx) wrote: A word of warning to any Wiccan or Witch, "The She Beast" is a film that adheres to the very old world Catholic view of witches. That view is the same as in the silent film classic "Haxan". That all witches were hideous she devils hidden away from society and only interested in communing with the devil and eating your children. However as a horror fan who is well aware that this is an out-dated offensive view toward anyone who practices the ancient art I love this representation of the witch as ultimate monster, frankly because it gets old seeing possible "lipstick lesbians" hanging out in coffee shops and celebrating themselves all over Nature's good grace only victimized and forced to use magic in self defense. This "offensive" alternate look at the witch is far more fun and entertaining to watch on screen. Now for my review."The She Beast" stars Barbara Steele and Ian Ogilvy as a couple of British subjects on a European honeymoon vacation arriving in Transylvania. The rest at a hotel in the cursed town that his keeper of a legend of nightmare. In the 18th century the villagers laid to rest a nasty witch after she had taken one too many of the town's children. Unfortunately for them they did not wait for the Van Helsing family to properly exorcise the wretched creature so they live in the shadow of the deed that comes back to live again once more. The film relies on minimal dialog that actually leads you into the story, only highlights of what is happening are actually held up with commentary. Most of the conversation revolves around poking fun at old world superstitions, trivial ever day stuff and jabs at communism. The film is super low budget and was only shot in 21 days which shows. There is a continuous flow as the plot twists and dialog bounce from the four main characters that play a part in the witch's resurrection that seems rushed and careless. However the on screen action that unfolds in this classic B movie is fun as hell and the witch is truly a sight to see. Sadly she is not really as gruesome as one would hope, shown more like a wild animal that keeps getting loose instead of a planned revenge with system. Barbara still is classic Barbara in the film which truly is the saving grace of this little film. The sound and film quality are not all that great but for me gave that drive in B movie feel that just added to my experience of watching this one. I definitely see myself enjoying it over and over again just for the fun of it. Oh and because it is Barbara Steele. I just luv her!
(ru) wrote: A comedic Boondock Saints: In Bruges in enjoyable but not great. The characters are funny, witty, and the plot is particularly dark.
(de) wrote: Silverado (1985) ???Slam-bang, in-your-face action western, in fully charged "Hollywoodized" format. Small league posse tires to take the law into their own hands to "right" a small town's immoral code of ethics. A-list cast shines in a story well told, even if it asks the viewer to suspend their disbelief at certain moments. Photography, color, and scenery, are all great, and the action sequences are exceedingly well done. Proof that a popcorn movie doesn't have to be dumb . . . or overlong. Great fun.
(us) wrote: A good idea with a lot of potential that got sidetracked by too many side dramas getting shoved into the plot. It's not terrible, but it's not great either.