This remake of West of Zanzibar (1928) made four years later tries to outdo the Lon Chaney original in morbidity. From a wheelchair a handicapped white man rules an area of Africa as a ... See full summary »
The trial of Albert Pomeroy on the charge of murdering Edward Webster,arouses interest because Webster's widow, Muriel insists Pomeroy is innocent. Meanwhile, back to radio station NYEB, ... See full summary »
In this light romantic comedy, 17-year old Loretta Young is cast as Ann Harper, a wealthy socialite who has inherited a fortune provided the family is involved in no scandals appearing in ... See full summary »
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.,
Consuelo Cordoba is a headstrong girl trying to reform her con man uncle Don Estaban Cordoba, who is posing as a wealthy tourist in Hawaii. A local woman takes Consuelo under her wing and ... See full summary »
The underworld resorts to radio to carry out its raids, but Bill Haines turns their own weapon on them, vindicating himself, and wins the girl in as exciting, funny and novel a picture as you've seen in a long time. (Print Ad- Turtle Mountain Star, ((Rolla, N.D.)) 19 March 1931)
William Haines's breezy smart aleck personality carries Remote Control to the
upward reaches of the laugh meter. Haines manages to sell himself to brother
and sister Charles King and Mary Doran who own a local radio station as just
the kind of announcer they need. Given some of the acts they have as regulars
Haines is more like a ringmaster of the air.
One of them however is phony psychic John Miljan who along with his predictions from the beyond is giving out instructions to his gang of bank robbers. I think you can figure out where this one is going.
Remote Control takes full advantage of the Wlliam Haines persona and is a
must for his fans. Too bad that within 5 years Haines would be gone from the
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