19 October 2003 | cinemantrap
Superior WWI Spy Tale - Plenty of action and suspense
This noteworthy "B" or programmer film from 1936 stars Herbert Marshall, Gertrude Michael,and Lionel Atwell, all of whom turn in top performances under the efficient and inspired direction of Robert Florey. Thank to Florey the costuming, set decoration and general period detail are of the highest order. One wishes that the film was longer than 72 minutes and given an "A" budget. In fact the story had been a Paramount property for years and in 1933 and was proposed for Herbert Marshall and Sylvia Sidney. Several years later the property was dusted-off and assigned to Gertrude Michael who had been a rising star since Paramount had signed her to a long term contract in December 1933. This film is sometimes confused with FORGOTTEN FACES (1936),the E.A.Dupont film which also starred Marshall and Michael. Due to some pre-release publicity and reviews, TILL WE MEET AGAIN was referred to as FORGOTTEN FACES. TILL WE MEET AGAIN was presented in retrospect several years ago at the Roxie Cinema in San Francisco. I believe I can direct to the proper source anyone interested in VHS copy of this film.