Thursday, March 25, 2010
Romance in Manhattan (1935) Stephen Roberts
This is not a good movie but it is interesting to watch because of Ginger Rogers, Francis Lederer, J Farrell MacDonald, and Jimmy Butler (who was later killed in World War II). Arthur Hohl is also notable as the crooked lawyer and Donald Meek makes one of his hundreds of movie appearances as the minister.
Rear-projection filming is heavily used (it is 1935 after all), and although there are musical credits given for the movie, the film plays without a musical score.
Catch it if you're a Ginger Rogers fan or if you enjoy watching the historical transitions of movie-making.