Tag Archives: Richard Arlen

William A. Wellman – Beggars of Life [+commentaries] (1928)

Synopsis:
After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal a car in their attempt to escape the police, and reach Canada. Read More »

Howard Hawks – Tiger Shark (1932)

Mike is a great tuna fisherman though he lost a hand to a shark years earlier saving Pipes Boley. Now Mike is happily married to Quita and doesn’t notice that Pipes and Quita are falling for each other. Read More »

Walter Colmes – Accomplice (1946)

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Private Eye Simon Lash is hired by an old flame to find her missing husband. Read More »

Cyril Gardner & Edwin H. Knopf – Only Saps Work (1930)


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Only Saps Work (a double entendre) is an early sound Paramount light romantic comedy with Leon Errol playing what seems at first an inept crook who tries to rob Richard Arlen. Arlen takes pity on Errol, which causes him major grief in being seen with Errol, but Errol also helps him in his romance with Mary Brian. Charley Grapewin is Brian’s father, and Anderson Lawler is her rather unpleasant sweetheart. Stu Erwin plays an ambitious, boneheaded bellboy. With Fred Kelsey and George Pat Collins playing…well, if you know them, you know what they play. Read More »

Christy Cabanne – Mutiny on the Blackhawk (1939)

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Plot
One part high-seas adventure and one part western, Mutiny on the Blackhawk opens as a pair of heroes take a stand against mutineers and a ship load of freed slaves. Eventually the ship docks off the California coast and the twosome disembark. While traveling the land, they end up trying to prevent Mexican soldiers from destroying a village. Read More »