The Mortal Storm: Directed by Frank Borzage. With Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, Frank Morgan. The Roth family leads a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s.
Background. Some Italian-American film directors of the silent film era included Robert Vignola, Gregory LaCava, Frank Borzage (Borzaga) and Frank Capra. Italian-American actors included Enrico Caruso in the cultural legitimation of American silent cinema, to Rudolph (Rodolfo) Valentino.
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The Shining Hour is a 1938 American romantic drama film directed by Frank Borzage, based on the 1934 play The Shining Hour by Keith Winter, and starring Joan Crawford and Margaret Sullavan. The supporting cast of the MGM film features Robert Young , Melvyn Douglas , Fay Bainter and Hattie McDaniel .
Bad Girl: Directed by Frank Borzage. With James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombell, Frank Darien. A man and woman, skeptical about romance, nonetheless fall in love and are wed, but their lack of confidence in the opposite sex haunts their marriage.
In 2006, Dan Callahan of Slant Magazine noted, "Hemingway ... was grandly contemptuous of Frank Borzage's version of A Farewell to Arms... but time has been kind to the film. It launders out the writer's ... pessimism and replaces it with a testament to the eternal love between a couple."
Mel Gibson, quando entrou no cenário cinematográfico, recebeu excelentes elogios de críticos de cinema, e muitas comparações com estrelas do cinema clássico.