Noah's Ark
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Directed by a young Michael Curtiz, this Warner Bros. epic had aspirations of becoming another Intolerance (1916). In the end, Curtiz' treatise of man's inhumanity to man was ironically sabotaged by the enormous success of yet another studio release, the groundbreaking The Jazz Singer (1927). Basically a quaint romantic melodrama set during World War I, Noah's Ark opens with American George O'Brien falling in love with German Dolores Costelllo while travelling on the Orient Express on the eve of war. The train wrecks and the two seek shelter at a nearby hostelry. Russian… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

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"This Biblical spectacle goes on and on as if one hadn't sat through a modern story -- of great quantity, if nothing else."
‑ Mordaunt Hall, New York Times
"A true "spectacular" in every sense of the word,"
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A hokey World War I tragic romantic melodrama about man's inhumanity that runs parallel with the biblical story of Noah's Ark."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A spectacular and ambitious part-talkie epic which marries a Biblical theme (the Flood) with a romance set on the eve of the Great War."
‑ Martyn Auty, Time Out
"Aiming for De Mille blockbusting, it boasts some fake-Babylonian splendor, though none of C.B.'s lascivious-prurient absurdism."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The Warner staff show everything conceivable under the sun -- mobs, mobs and mobs; Niagaras of water; train wreck; war aplenty; crashes; deluges and everything."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Noah's Ark isn't just a fascinating curio from a very bygone era, it's surprisingly entertaining -- and it is most certainly a spectacle of note."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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