2 January 2019 | jonerogers
buy all copies and burn them
I like another reviewer i watched this for Bogart, sadly he was not even in it, why? well because he thought the film that bad it could ruin his film career and so threatened to buy all copies and have them burnt so they could not be seen. The scene with Bogart was pulled and the film released and it really is a very slow, plain print.
It is a very early film and only just on the cusp of talking movies from the silent era, you will see this as during the film we still get the writing boards explaining parts of the script and you get the feeling it is in fact a silent. I will say that if this were stripped of sound and a few more directive posters during the film it could work. Maybe watch it first with sound then without to see how it is then.
The film itself is short and about two chaps surviving the war and after some time in New York they travel to Sweden and other countries and seek affection of Elsa. its not so much slapstick but its comedic of sorts.
If your here to see Bogart hes not in it, if you want a busy film its not, if you want a film to while away the afternoon after a nice roast dinner and nap then stick this one on.