July 1, 2011 Subject:
Darro and Moreland
Darro and Moreland make this an enjoyable hour of fun. Darro was the little guy everyone roots for in these 1930's films.
February 3, 2010 Subject:
I'll carry my own bags, thank you.
Murder in a big city hotel. On the case is Frankie Darro as the world's most annoying crime solving bellhop. Fortunately, Mantan Moreland is on hand to take some of the edge off. You'll wish his part was a whole lot bigger. If it had been this movie would have been a whole lot better - but of course that's true of almost every film he's in. As it is, the action is fast paced, and the plot almost believable if you fog your glasses and drop a few IQ points. If you have fifty minutes to waste, this one won't put you to sleep. FOOTNOTE: Darro and Moreland return in the sequel, "You're Out of Luck." It's in the public domain, but as of 2/3/10 hasn't made it to the Archive.