Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Historical inaccuracies aside, PARNELL is still a snoozer. I love Gable and Loy, but watching them here was a chore. Neither have anything to work with and as a result the entire film is just lifeless scene after lifeless scene...Gable gives a lame speech, Loy and Gable talking, more talking, politic rivals dislike Gable, Billie Burke talks and it make me daydream about THE WIZARD OF OZ, Donald Meek shows up and I start daydreaming about YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, more talking, Gable and Loy eat potatoes, Gable and Loy love each other, Gable goes on trial, more talking, The End.
As far as the filmmaking qualities go PARNELL looked good and the acting was passable, but the story was just terrible! Zero ups or downs, boring characters, dull romance. Ugh, PARNELL is simply a nothing movie. Skip it.