Fun Size Review: Feel My Pulse (1928)

Bebe Daniels is a hypochondriac heiress who ends up staying on an island resort that is a front for a gang of bootleggers and they are led by a baby William Powell.

Of course, Bebe is more interested in Richard Arlen, another gangster who seems a bit too nice to be a rum runner. Chaos ensues, obviously, and the film is a real corker in spite of a flabby middle section.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

He’s an undercover reporter! And Bebe saves him! And discovers love is better than malingering!

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Gin & Tonic Sorbet. Anything this fun was probably illegal at some point.

Availability: Released on DVD and Bluray.


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  1. amycondit

    It was fantastic to see this film featured on your blog. I was lucky enough to see it in the theater in December 2013 and actually visit the location site of the sanitarium in the film. UCLA Film and Television Archive screened “Feel My Pulse”, “His Nibs” (starring Chic Sale), & “Abie Kabibble Outwitting His Rival”—all directed by Gregory La Cava. Then, by coincidence, I visited The Banning Museum in Wilmington, CA in December 2015. The Banning residence is the sanitarium in “Feel My Pulse,” The Museum printed a list of films that were shot there, & I was delighted to see “Feel My Pulse” on the list! William Powell is one of my favorite actors & I’ve enjoyed Bebe Daniels since her days with Harold Lloyd. Richard Arlen is also a favorite. He’s a Minnesotan-when I visit loved ones I’ve been to former movie theater sites where pictures of Arlen are displayed. Thanks for your post!

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