Jessie Ralph

Jessie Ralph

Jessie Ralph Quick Links

Film RSS

The Bank Dick Review


Excellent
W.C. Fields, writing as "Mahatma Kane Jeeves" (say it aloud) had full creative control over The Bank Dick, widely regarded as his finest film. As Egbert Souse (pronounced Soo-SAY, of course), Fields plays his typically hapless schlub who foils a bank robbery (through no fault of his own) and ends up being given a job there as a reward. Wacky hijinks ensue, with some of the best one-liners in Fields' career herein. Excellent.

The Good Earth Review


Very Good
Imagine the uproar if The Good Earth had been made recently. Hell, people cried foul of Memoirs of a Geisha because it used Chinese actors to play Japanese roles. The Good Earth's stars were born in California and Germany.

Shockingly, surprisingly, stars Paul Muni and Luise Rainer pull it off. He's Wang Lung, a simple Chinese farmer. She's O-Lan, his even more simple wife. This adaptation of the Pearl Buck novel has the pair surviving through an epic struggle against poverty and nature, building their farm up from nothing (with O-Lan helping to bring in the harvest the night before she gives birth), then losing everything, slumming on the streets of the city, finding a cache of jewels during a riot, building it all up again, and facing a family crisis when Wang Lung decides to buy a second, younger wife. Hey, it's old world China. In the end, our heroes have to do battle against a plague of locusts. Locusts!

Continue reading: The Good Earth Review

The Bank Dick Review


Excellent
W.C. Fields, writing as "Mahatma Kane Jeeves" (say it aloud) had full creative control over The Bank Dick, widely regarded as his finest film. As Egbert Souse (pronounced Soo-SAY, of course), Fields plays his typically hapless schlub who foils a bank robbery (through no fault of his own) and ends up being given a job there as a reward. Wacky hijinks ensue, with some of the best one-liners in Fields' career herein. Excellent.

Camille Review


Weak
Dreadfully boring romance "classic" has Garbo as a 1847's French courtesan, trapped in a loveless relationship with a rich man while forsaking her younger, hotter lover. Cliched and endless, and while it was probably original in 1937, the novelty of the film is far from assured today. Desperately overacted by Garbo, many claim Camille is her best work. Sorry, I'll stick with Grand Hotel.

Continue reading: Camille Review

Jessie Ralph

Jessie Ralph Quick Links

Film RSS
Advertisement

Occupation

Actor


Chris Cornell Remembered: Soundgarden Legend Dies Suddenly In Detroit

Chris Cornell Remembered: Soundgarden Legend Dies Suddenly In Detroit

Grunge master Chris Cornell dies on tour at the age of 52.

Re-Visit Jim Henson's Mastery In Netflix Series 'The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance'

Re-Visit Jim Henson's Mastery In Netflix Series 'The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance'

'The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance' is the prequel to Jim Henson's 1982 movie.

Advertisement
David Bowie Named As The Most Popular Recording Artist Of 2016 In Britain

David Bowie Named As The Most Popular Recording Artist Of 2016 In Britain

Bowie's music was bought and streamed by more people than any other artist, including Adele and Drake, according to the BPI.

Snoop Dogg Reveals The Names Of His Favourite Rappers

Snoop Dogg Reveals The Names Of His Favourite Rappers

One of those names won't surprise you at all.

Take That Broadcast London 'Wonderland' Show Live In Multiple Cinemas

Take That Broadcast London 'Wonderland' Show Live In Multiple Cinemas

The boyband are extending their 'Wonderland' tour audience with a cinematic experience.

Mick Fleetwood Says Malibu Guitar Festival Will Be 'Great'

Mick Fleetwood Says Malibu Guitar Festival Will Be 'Great'

Former 'Fleetwood Mac' drummer Mick Fleetwood says the Malibu Guitar Festival is going to be ''great''.

Advertisement

Jessie Ralph Movies

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.