February 6, 2022 Subject:
MUTINY ON THE BLACKHAWK, a photoplay
in eight reels by Universal Pictures
Co. (C) 28Jun39; LP8936. Universal
Pictures Co., Inc. (PWH); 14Jul66;
February 4, 2022 Subject:
Middling land and sea saga.
With lots of stock footage and/or hundreds of extras as ballast, this movie manages to stay afloat, but its lack of adequate direction and editing is painfully obvious. The action ranges from a shipboard slave revolt to a mountainside battle between Old California settlers and the Mexican Army. Chubby Andy Devine provides corny gags as widow bait and there's even a reasonably slinky Russian femme fatale. But to call this a good film would be an injustice.