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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Log Lady's rating of the film Three on a Match

    An interesting Pre-Code of the descent into squalor and drug addiction variety, so no amusing quips here. Dvorak's performance starts a little wooden, but her subsequent realistic portrayal of a woman who has made bad decisions but who still cares is indeed wonderful. The ending is exceptionally brutal for a 30s film.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Three on a Match

    Un scénario fort ringard, mélodramatique à outrance dans lequel le destin des protagonistes s'enchevêtre étroitement. A voir par curiosité... www.cinefiches.com

  3. Histioteuthis's rating of the film Three on a Match

    It doesn't have the three girls formula quite since Bette Davis sort of has nothing to do but it's really fun

  4. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Three on a Match

    Discreet Bette Davis, frowned Humphrey Bogart, drug-addicted Ann Dvorak and happy-go-Lucky Joan Blondell. A stellar cast for a movie with a very thin screenplay. Recommended though.

  5. Charles Coleman's rating of the film Three on a Match

    Great movie. Starts out one way then it goes another way by the end but you're fine with that because the direction is handled beautifully and all the actors are great especially Ann Dvorak who looks almost like a different person by the end of the movie. Very self righteous film and yet there's also a fascinating unrelenting seedy side to the picture that balances out the film nicely.

  6. Pri Lima's rating of the film Three on a Match

    The spoiled brat who has everything and the jailbird who is struggling to live.As we can expect the spoiled one spoils everything and switch places with the jailbird.Call it sappy if you want but i liked: well acted,fast action and that cute baby!.

  7. Dave's rating of the film Three on a Match

    Very tight film, with so much packed into barely over an hour. Dvorak is is good as everyone says. A highly recommended pre-code.

  8. axsaxs's rating of the film Three on a Match

    Fast and furious pre-code. Humphrey Bogart gives the best smirks.

  9. MarcH's rating of the film Three on a Match

    Dvorak deserved a better career. She is harrowing as the junkie mom in this. I've never seen a bad performance from her.

  10. Acerk21's rating of the film Three on a Match

    Short, yet very effective!...It's pretty amazing how much story is packed into little over an hour. I read somewhere that this was Dvorak's finest performance...if it's not, then I'm definitely interested in seeing more of her work. She gave a very realistic turn as a woman fallen from grace and boy, what a shocking finale that was! This film is a forgotten gem and one of my favorites from pre-Code Hollywood.