Newspaper Opinions on New Pictures – “Annie Laurie” (Motion Picture News – June, 1927)

Motion Picture News – June, 1927

Newspaper Opinions on New Pictures

“Annie Laurie” — Metro – Goldwyn-Mayer, Embassy Theatre, New York City

ANNIE LAURIE, Lillian Gish, Norman Kerry, 1927 e4 — with Norman Kerry.

Telegraph:

Offers bold entertainment in as thrilling love tale as any ever filmed. If there is a bit of Scotch in your views, you’ll find it difficult to suppress impulse to leap on your chair and indulge in wild battle yell when you see marching clans.”

ANNIE LAURIE, von links Lillian Gish, Norman Kerry, 1927 e3 — with Norman Kerry.

Post:

“Affair of gorgeous moments and swashbuckling. Kerry one of our really fine romantic heroes. There is, too, as savage and splendid battle scene as has struck these movie-tired eyes.”

ANNIE LAURIE, von links Lillian Gish, Norman Kerry, 1927 e5 — with Norman Kerry.

Graphic:

“Vehicle of exciting fights, gorgeous sets, cleverly contrived mob scenes, splendid direction and love theme. . . . Picture of directorial laurels. John Robertson did himself one better in this latest effort. Miss Gish at her best. Norman Kerry makes flesh-and-blood hero, realistic, broad-chested, one of ‘wild men who have a way with women.’ “

ANNIE LAURIE, Norman Kerry, Lillian Gish, 1927

American:

“Replete with color, romance and atmosphere of moors and glens. Lillian Gish and Kerry’s portrayal excellent. Patricia Avery charming and honest little actress. Robertson one of screen’s most capable megaphone wielders.”

Annie Laurie 1927 - Lillian Gish and Patricia Avery

Herald – Tribune:

“Norman Kerry stunning ; Lillian Gish as charming as ever. Some of scenes magnificent—for instance, frequent encounter of rival clans and ensuing sword play.”

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Mirror:

“Settings, stunning costumes, Oliver Marsh’s photography and flow of decorative action join with Josephine Lovett’s story under John Robertson’s direction of Lillian Gish and her supporting cast to unreel in ‘.Annie Laurie’ delightful, romantic and exciting film.”

German postcard by Ross-Verlag, no. 19801, 1927-1928. Photo Metro-Goldwyn Mayer FaNaMet. Publicity still for Annie Laurie (John S. Robertson, 1927).

Daily News:

“Viewers of photoplay were enthusiastic over blood and thunder of film, and daring of various members of cast. Some of spectacular sets were breath-taking.”

ANNIE LAURIE, Norman Kerry (links), Lillian Gish (Mitte), Direktor John S. Robertson, am Set, 1927
ANNIE LAURIE, Norman Kerry (links), Lillian Gish (Mitte), Direktor John S. Robertson, am Set, 1927

Evening World:

Full of lovely photographs and wild Scotch atmosphere. . . . From out of their mountain fastnesses come clans, armed to teeth, swaggering along in romantic plaid costumes, haughty and insolent.”

Special Poster 2 sheets Annie Laurie

Telegram:

“I shouldn’t wonder if a lot of Scotchmen themselves would buy tickets to see it. Lillian Gish charming, and account of traditional animosity between clans of Campbell and McDonald stirring, Has all inevitable glamour which attaches itself to feud tales.”

Motion Picture News (Jun 1927) Annie Laurie
Motion Picture News (Jun 1927) Annie Laurie

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