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5 Ratings

The Cradle Snatchers

Directed by Howard Hawks
United States, 1927
Silent, Comedy

Synopsis

Based on the 1925 Russell Medcraft/Norma Mitchell stage play of the same name.

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The Cradle Snatchers Directed by Howard Hawks

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  • El Biffo's rating of the film The Cradle Snatchers

    Perhaps only the most die-hard Howard Hawks fans would appreciate this relic. Much of it is missing, and what survives is damaged. I can't really rate it fairly, and I wouldn't suggest watching it if you are not prepared for cinematic archaeology. But I do appreciate damaged antiques, and enjoyed this one. If you have seen every Hawks comedy already, take a look at this: the nascence of the "Screwball comedy",

  • FISCHER's rating of the film The Cradle Snatchers

    Réjouissante comédie muette projetée avec bonheur au 25e Festival de Bologne (2011), légèrement amputée de deux courtes bobines perdues à ce jour, nous vaut surtout par l'excellente prestation des principaux acteurs, avec un accessit de rigueur pour Ethel Wales et son évidente présence physique, ainsi que pour Arthur Lake et ses facéties misogynes, proches de l'exemplaire Stan Laurel www.cinefiches.com