Wednesday, July 14, 2010

365 Movies: This Side of Heaven Review

This Side of Heaven stars Lionel Barrymore, Fay Bainter, Mae Clarke, and Tom Brown in this 1934 film. Feeling frustrated and depressed with his life, Martin Turner(Barrymore) considers killing himself. With his family slipping away and business not going as planned, Martin feels more unhappy than ever, and he feels that he's bringing his family down. This was a surprisingly good melodrama with an utterly amazing cast. Lionel and Fay as the Mother and Father fit so perfectly, and it just looked so natural and real. I loved the three actors, who played their children. The more, I've seen of Mae and Tom, the more I genuinely like their performances. I also was delighted to find out that Una Merkel and Eddie Nugent were also in this film, they were splendid!

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1 comment:

Lolita said...

Lionel Barrymore is awesome, although his brother John managed to steal my heart first!