Friday, December 5, 2014

Swing High, Swing Low (1937)

An American romance directed by Mitchell Leisen, starring Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray.
A soldier and a hair stylist meet in Panama, quit their jobs and fall in love. The soldier gets a new job playing trumpet at a bar and when an opportunity to advance his career in New York comes along, he goes alone. Initially a success, he develops an alcohol addiction and the hair stylist thinks that he is cheating on her. Can they save their relationship and his career?
This was alright for an old movie. The production quality was shit by the time it got to me. There was some pretty heavy dead air noise and video artifacts. The plot was interesting, although alcohol addiction films never really were my cup of tea. The characters were stereotypical and showed little depth. The duration was a little too long for me and the style was of the time. I rate it o.k. because I liked the first half, but the second half sucked.

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