Regardless of biographical authenticity, this film resurrects a golden era of the theatre and the international set of the early 1900s. The manner in which the benign S.Z. Sakall cons Oscar…
David O. Selznick devised unique production values for this Alfred Hitchcock-directed version of a psychological mystery novel [The House of Dr ed wardes, written by Hilary St George Saunders].
Perfect Strangers is a perfect stranger to modern technique, real life and smooth running. It appears too much like a museum piece.
Fritz Lang, a master at getting the most out of mystery, intrigue and melodrama, in his direction apparently didn't have his way from beginning to end on Ministry of Fear. Pic [from the novel by…
Johnny Angel is another in the seemingly never-ending series of maritime intrigues involving murder and lust. It is slow and plodding, with poor story development [from a story by Charles Gordon…
Hangover Square is eerie murder melodrama of the London gaslight era - typical of Patrick Hamilton yarns, of which this is another. And it doesn't make any pretense at mystery. The madman-murderer is…
Detour falls short of being a sleeper because of a flat ending and its low-budgeted production mountings. Uniformly good performances and some equally good direction and dialog keep the meller…
Bring On the Girls is a lightweight musical with some sprightly tunes by Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson, and a neat production. The book [from a story by Pierre Wolff] is one of those things, but…
This screen version of Agatha Christie's [novel and stage play Ten Little Niggers] is a dull whodunit. The Christie mag yarn [serialized in the Saturday Evening Post] was a fair mystery story and a…
A Royal Scandal is a highly hilarious comedy with superb performances by Tallulah Bankhead and Charles Coburn, in particular, and the wit of the original play by Lajos Biro and Melchior Lengyel.