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.
Competent trouping and topflight production make Without Love a click. But there's no gainsaying the general obviousness of it all, along with a somewhat static plot basis [from a play by Philip…
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].
Donald O'Connor and Peggy Ryan as a song-and-dance team with romantic ups and downs help mightily to make Patrick the Great [from a story by Jane Hall, Frederick Block and Ralph Block] a diverting…
At first reading James M. Cain's novel of the same title might not suggest screenable material, but the cleanup job has resulted in a class feature, showmanly produced by Jerry Wald and tellingly…
Isle of the Dead is a slow conversation piece about plagues and vampires on an eerie Greek island. It's better handled and directed than most though thriller fans will still find its lack of action a…
Narrative uses flashback technique to condense life of Col Robert Lee Scott Jr, army ace who gained fame with General Chennault's Flying Tigers.