Noah’s Ark (1928)

Noah’s Ark was Michael Curtiz’s first big Hollywood film, and it certainly is epic. Modeled on Griffith’s Intolerance (1916) and DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1923), it parallels a modern story of love and war with a spectacular biblical myth. This … Continue reading

White Shadows in the South Seas (1928)

This is an interesting variation on the South Seas romance sub-genre. Monte Blue plays Dr. Matthew Lloyd, a refugee from civilization who hates how white men exploit the native islanders. He attacks a brutal white trader, who promptly has his … Continue reading