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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Ethan's rating of the film Man's Castle

    Spencer Tracy is a charming asshole in this delightful film from the very underrated Frank Borzage. This film has an undeniable energy and the set design is simply amazing. A nice little gem from the early thirties.

  2. bernardovazdecastro's rating of the film Man's Castle

    Far, so far were the times when you had a truly left wing spirit in Hollywood. Vidor, Borzage or Stahl were part of this rare cases inside the system, but with an autonomous language and vehicle for political denunciation and action. The 30's were the last glimpse in Hollywood system until the 70's with the new Hollywood. And what a magnificent film and how magnificent Spencer Tracy was.

  3. josé neves's rating of the film Man's Castle

    35mm, seen in 1990, rated from memory. Cinematography by Joseph H. August.

  4. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film Man's Castle

    Spencer Tracy can get, but Loretta Young!!!

  5. Matt Kilgore's rating of the film Man's Castle

    A stunning, stone cold, forgotten masterpiece.

  6. Jenny Coldpussy's rating of the film Man's Castle

    Why isn't this movie on every film canon? I guess it probably has to do with Tracy's jokes about knocking out her teeth or pouring boiling stew on her back, but in the context of the film, it feels very natural and sweet. Borzage puts to shame the modern romantic comedies that have exhausted the "fear of commitment" trope. Feels like he really knew what he was talking about and really believed in love.

  7. FISCHER's rating of the film Man's Castle

    Sublime Spencer Tracy pratiquant le système D au quotidien en homme-sandwich lumineux, jovial et lucide, que seuls les sifflements stridents des trains en partance troublent profondément. Un mélodrame lent et merveilleux entre sourires et larmes, à ne rater sous aucun prétexte, comme la plupart des œuvres du cinéaste...

  8. El Biffo's rating of the film Man's Castle

    Spencer Tracy and Loretta Young shine in this glorious tramp love story from the great master of melodrama, Frank Borzage.

  9. Scott Lucas's rating of the film Man's Castle

    Doesn't take a genius to figure out why depression-era Hollywood films make you feel so good.

  10. Warren Spratley's rating of the film Man's Castle

    Sacred love, Neo-Platonism, a study of the public & the private in relation to Depression-era squalor. Bill's singularity, his almost theoretical rejection of the beloved, & Trina's spiritual bounty & sense of sacrifice make MAN'S CASTLE difficult to endure, but Borzage's dedicated to transformation, the soul's movement towards blessed goodness. & for being such an artist of Plato, Borzage cherishes human sexuality.

  11. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film Man's Castle

    This is pretty close to a masterpiece. As poetic and sensuous as anything by Renoir.