Tag Archives: A. Edward Sutherland
Diamond Jim (1935) A. Edward Sutherland, Edward Arnold, Jean Arthur, Binnie Barnes, Biography, Drama
The Sap from Syracuse (1930) A. Edward Sutherland, Jack Oakie, Ginger Rogers, Granville Bates, Comedy, Musical
Every Day’s a Holiday (1937) A. Edward Sutherland, Mae West, Edmund Lowe, Charles Butterworth, Comedy
Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941) A. Edward Sutherland, Ronald Reagan, Joan Perry, James Gleason, Drama, Mystery
The Invisible Woman (1940) A. Edward Sutherland, Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Eccentric Professor Gibbs, brilliant but impractical, invents an invisibility machine and advertises for a guinea pig. What he gets is Kitty Carroll, an attractive, adventurous model, who thinks being invisible would help her settle a few scores. Complications arise when three comic gangsters steal the machine to use on their boss. But they fail to reckon with the Revenge of the Invisible Woman!
Dixie (1943) A. Edward Sutherland, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Billy De Wolfe, Biography, Comedy, Musical
A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: “Dixie.” The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song “Dixie.”
Beyond Tomorrow (1940) A. Edward Sutherland, Harry Carey, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Winninger, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Harry Carey Sr., C. Aubrey Smith and Charles Winninger play three wealthy bachelors who have spent their lives wrapped up in themselves. Left all alone on Christmas eve, the elderly trio invite a couple of strangers to dinner: misplaced cowpoke Richard Carlson and pretty, but aimless, Jean Parker. Hoping that they’ve accomplished a bit of matchmaking, the three old duffers board a plane and head off to an important business meeting. The plane crashes, killing all three men. They return to their mansion as ghosts, only to discover that Carlson is making the same mistake they made: he’s allowing his drive for success to override his affection for Parker. Feeling as though they won’t be welcome in Heaven until they rectify this situation, Carey, Smith, and Winninger stick around to set things right…
Having Wonderful Crime (1945) A. Edward Sutherland, Pat O’Brien, George Murphy, Carole Landis, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Having Wonderful Crime spotlights Michael J. Malone, the murder-solving attorney created by author Craig Rice. The film is also ostensibly based on a novel by Rice, though precious little of the original actually made it to the screen. The story begins as Malone (Pat O’Brien) brusquely informs his newlywed friends Jake and Helene Justus (George Murphy and Carole Landis) that he’s not going to allow them to suck him into another murder mystery. Unfortunately for the attorney, Jake and Helene shortly afterward attend a stage magic show wherein the star magician (George Zucco) disappears for real! Their investigation leads to a resort hotel literally packed with murder suspects. When the newlyweds learn too much for their own good, it’s up to Malone to come to the rescue and nab the killer. One of the suspects is played by an actress named Anje Berens, who as “Gloria Holden” previously starred in Dracula’s Daughter (1936).
Palmy Days (1931) A. Edward Sutherland, Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Weeks, Spencer Charters, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Musical comedy antics in an art deco bakery (motto: “Glorifying the American Doughnut”) with Eddie Cantor as an assistant to a phoney psychic, who is mistaken for an efficiency expert and placed in charge. Complications ensue when the psychic and his gang attempt to rub the payroll.