Across to Singapore (MOD)

Ramon Novarro portrays the youngest in a seafaring family, in love with the girl (Joan Crawford) promised to his swaggering oldest brother. The rival brothers set sail to Singapore.and into a storm of emotional and physical danger.


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Genre:   Silent
Director:   William Nigh
Writers:   Joseph Farnham
Cast:   Ramon Novarro, Joan Crawford, Ernest Torrence, Frank Currier, Dan Wolheim, Duke Martin, Edward Connelly, Jim Mason, Anna May Wong
Theatrical Release Date:   04/07/1928
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Across to Singapore (MOD)
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Across to Singapore
 
3.5

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3.0

Bit roles for Crawford & Wong

By JPrisco

from Pacific Northwest

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Pros

  • Great Cinematography
  • Talented Cast

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers

    Comments about Across to Singapore:

    More a men's life-at-sea movie than a romance, a jealous love triangle waiting to explode. Sure, Crawford & Novarro hit it off in the early scenes, but then it's a long tense ocean voyage for Ramon & short-end-of-the-love-triangle Ernie Torrance, Joan waiting unseen back at home.

    Arriving in Singapore, things liven up a bit with Anna May Wong's unbilled cameo as a [ahem] shore girl; then it's back on board for a long trip home & more tension with Torrance. Joan finally reappears onscreen for the final denouement, but otherwise, it's all about whether psychotic Ernie finds out what's going on, and what he'll do if he does. Solid film fare, nicely filmed.

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    4.0

    Good movie. Much abt it to like or love.

    By Genplant29

    from Seaford, DE

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    Pros

    • A Young Joan Crawford
    • Broad Appeal
    • Emotionally Engaging
    • Engaging Characters
    • Original Story
    • Talented Cast
    • The Great Ramon Novarro

    Cons

    • Considerable Film Damage

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about Across to Singapore:

    This is a movie full of light-heartedness (when appropriate), drama, romance, rivalry, and - at times - tempestuous action.

    As with all Warner Archive DVD-Rs I own (several now), picture quality is excellent BASED ON condition of best available master that Warner had to copy from; picture quality is a very clean transfer of THAT copy. That having been said, there are numerous heavily deteriorated/damaged portions of the film, though it doesn't negatively impact the viewing experience any. The only times the image quality presents somewhat of an impairment issue is when handwritten journal entries or whatever, that characters have written, that appear on the screen a couple of different times, are most of the way too washed out by film damage issues to be able to easily read. Still, you can make out enough of the words to know perfectly well what the entries say. Therefore, it's not a problem at all.

    As for the recent years specially composed piano score, it's nothing memorable, and has minimal impact one way or the other - it's just kind of "there" - but serves its purpose entirely well and is agreeable.

    This movie offers Ramon Novarro and Joan Crawford in full wonderful charm. Each is gorgeous, appealing, and engaging, giving an excellent performance, and it's easy to see why each was such a justifiably huge star (particularly evident regarding Novarro here; Joan hadn't yet quite peaked, though it's readily apparent she had something special about her).

    The great Novarro is the primary star of the movie. While young Miss Crawford co-stars in an early female lead role, it's definitely far more so a Ramon Novarro "picture" and showcase; he's who solidly "carries" the film, and expertly commands every scene that he's in, which is most scenes.

    Ernest Torrence, in the major role of Mark, is also terrific in this film.

    While this movie is no masterpiece, it's an hour and a half well spent. There's much to either like or to love about it. "Across to Singapore" is both entertaining and compelling. Once you've viewed it, I believe you'll agree that it's a winner.

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