THE DEVIL AT 4 O’CLOCK

Film Reviews

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DIRECTOR: Mervyn LeRoy

NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION

May Contain Spoilers!

Will we be adding this to our collection? NO

So, you cast an ageing Spencer Tracy and Frank Sinatra in a volcanic disaster flick and that’s makes it okay? Well, no. Tracy overacts, Sinatra just phones it in, though in 1961 in the South Seas it may well have been telegraphed, and the production design couldn’t look any more stagy if it tried!

The plot involves a crabby, alcoholic priest (Tracy) who is fighting an up hill battle to rescue his mission as their island is being destroyed by an erupting volcano, the effects for which, probably real footage for the most part, being the best thing here. He is forced to enlist the help of three jolly convicts with hearts of gold, lead by Sinatra to save his mission and the group of children which were otherwise being left…

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