Thursday, October 10, 2013
IN NAME ONLY (1939)
IN NAME ONLY starts out slow, but once the emotional roller coaster gets going it's a wild ride. Being such an old film I'm sure most modern audiences would find the whole thing dated, but I was happily surprised at how mature and non-sappy the film was for the time. Good pace, brave performance by Kay Francis at playing somebody so unlikeable, good writing strong performances by the entire cast (I was especially intrigued to see two such talented slapstick performers trying out their dramatic chops). For a 1930's melodrama IN NAME ONLY is a good one and worth checking out.