Sinners in Paradise
Hey, Ping (Willie Fung)! I've been thinking. You know those people who washed up on our shores the other day? You know. That colorful cast of characters who somehow made their way to our deserted island, just after their plane blew-up out of the sky! Well, maybe I'm being a bit too harsh on them, my friend. Especially since I heard on the radio that some of them are as crooked as a nine bob note!
Yeah! Straight up! Just a few moments ago I said to myself, 'Come on, Jim (John Boles). Why are you being so cruel? It's not like you to turn your nose up at a congressman, a gangster's moll, or a business woman who sure looks like she needs get away from her troubles'.
So that is why I've now made a decision,
Yes. I will allow some of them to sail my boat back to safety. But only if you
act as their navigator and none of them will try to shoo...
BANG! BANG! BANG!
Oh, sh*t! That's most probably why what next transpires all kicks the bucket when a gang of stowaways begin their mutiny. As Malone and Iris (Bruce Cabot and Marion Martin) seem like a nice sort - Senator Corey (Gene Lockhart) looks like he's easily bought - in my book Anne (Madge Evans) is one hell of a gal - and at the end of the day, quickly, lets all set sail.
In my most humble opinion 'Sinners in
is a movie that was way ahead of its time. Well, let face it, folks. Nowadays
we're bogged down with a number of reality TV shows or romantic comedies where we
see people stranded on a desert island, with no place to go. But for crying out
loud, this was made in 1938! A time -- and an era -- in which this sort of
thing would be relatively new to the movie going public.
Overall I'd say 'Sinners in
was a great movie to spend some time with. More or less it was well acted, well
presented, and had a very pertinent message behind it, one which is still
rather relevant today.
THE RATING: A-