Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Suicide Squad (1935)

Director: Bernard B. Ray

Writers: Charles E. Roberts, Ray Nazarro, Homer King Gordon

Starring: Norman Foster, Joyce Compton, Robert Homans, Aggie Herring, Peter Warren, Jack Luden, Phil Kramer, Chuck Baldra, Harry Harvey, Jack Kirk, Tiny Sandford, Glenn Strange

More info: IMDb


Plot: Larry Baker is a young fireman whose daring exploits have led him to receiving a lot of newspaper publicity which goes to his head. His sweetheart, Mary O'Connor, and fire-department friends begin to shun him as they think he is just a publicity hound. But a daring rescue of Mary and her younger brother, Mickey, from a blazing inferno shows him to be more than just a publicity-chaser and, now, a real hero to all.

My rating: 5.5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Just for kicks I wanted to see the OTHER movie called SUICIDE SQUAD knowing that there was no relation between the two other than the title.  It's an OK fireman melodrama about a cocky young upstart who, in the span of 56 minutes, learns that he's got to be humble and less of a hotheaded sumbitch in order to do the right thing and serve humanity proper.  The little kid was funny and he had some good lines.  One of them had me laughing out loud.  It was something like his old and cranky dad got some food on his suit at the dinner table and the mother comments on him staining it.  The kid pipes up with something along the lines of, "Awww, Don't worry, pop can wear anything!".  Hee hee hee.  The picture is by the numbers with nothing of note that would compel anyone to see it except for the title or if you out to watch every fireman movie ever made.  Watch it for yourself.  It's on YouTube.  Lucky you.

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