Whenever someone asks me what is my favorite comedy, I usually pick this movie (sometimes it's Ruthless People). Such a classic for so many reasons. The first time I saw this in the theater the "Puttin' On The Ritz" scene made me laugh so hard I couldn't breathe. Highly recommended
There's a lot to like in this film. The title alone is worth a watch. Set vaguely in NYC in the 1940's, the story involves the investigation of the murder of a young ingenue, Vickie, played by Carole Landis. The main suspect is her manager, Frankie, played a bit woodenly by Victor Mature, a Star rather than an actor. Things get complicated when Frankie begins to acknowledge feelings for Vickie's sister, Jill, played by Betty Grable, who was making a…
I watched this based on the reviews, but although I've been a consistent Ritchie fan, and loved The Gentlemen, this seemed a sort of by the numbers revenge flick, punctuated by frankly odd heist scenes. Jason Statham seems almost comatose most of the time, when he isn't shooting and/or torturing people. The now trademark narrative time shifts were ok, but I lost track of who was on what team. Not bad, but definitely not great.