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- kevin sellers
So so early 30s gangster film/murder mystery. Story and characters were on the dull side. However, Loy is always fun to watch and believe it or not this is the first time I've seen Warner Baxter, and I liked him. He has a good, seedy, cynical charm about him that reminded me of John Barrymore. I will definitely catch more of his movies. Give this one a C, though.
Love this film! The quick repartee Loy was so expert at in "The Thin Man" films is shown here in an earlier version. She was not only a beauty but very quick and intelligent as well. I was actually disappointed when this film was over, as I was enjoying this "whodunit" so much. It's a great way to spend a short time watching a great lady and a wonderful cast filled with character actors you'll recognize immediately. Just fun!
- Jim Coyne
I saw this film for the first time today -- eighty years after it was made, and I enjoyed it immensely. The acting and direction are as expert and accurate as the art demands, then and now. Most impressive, especially the delicious young Ms. Loy. The script is brisk and clever and funny, especially the role of the butler. It was a delightful look back, but timeless, too -- I felt I'd never left the present. Bravos all around.
Thanks Leonard Maltin!
I watched this film for the first time as a result of Leonard Maltin picking it for air recently. I am a die hard Myrna Loy fan and absolutely loved her in this movie. Her performance in "Penthouse" is in my top ten of all of her movies I've seen. Thank you Leonard Maltin. You are a man with exceptional taste!
A wonderful Goodrich-Hackett script with Loy and Baxter well matched. Mae Clark and Robert E. O'Conner are a special bonus.
Early Loy Deco crime vehicle
- Chris in Vegas
Early Myrna Loy showing all the beauty and potential she'd later establish as a leading lady. Film shows some of the snappy dialogue and innuendo that the 30's are best known for. Tight little film with good pacing and the irresistable Loy emerging as a star. Nice fast paced crime drama with good Deco backdrop.