Producers claim that this story is 'set in the days of Charles II'. Sets, costumes and a comely bunch of femmes bear out the claim. But the period atmosphere is not convincing.
Title refers to the screen every human uses to hurdle his innermost thoughts. Like Salome, ordinary people will remove one or two - or more veils for the benefit of friends, sweethearts, spouses. But…
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…