Theodore Dreiser's much-discussed novel of the '20s, "An American Tragedy," is here transposed to the screen for the second time by Paramount. The first version was made in 1930 by Josef Von…
Tennessee Williams' exciting Broadway stage play - winner of the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics award during the 1947-48 season - has been screenplayed into an even more absorbing drama of…
With The Lavender Hill Mob, Ealing clicks with another comedy winner.
On Moonlight Bay is a nostalgic comedy-romance of the 1915-17 period that takes a slice from Booth Tarkington's Alice Adams and another from his Penrod stories to frame the likeable characters…
All the ingredients for a suspenseful melodrama are contained in Cry Danger. Plot [from a story by Jerome Cady] opens with Dick Powell returning after five years in prison, having been pardoned from…
Top honors for this inter-planetary fantasy rest with the cameramen and special effects technicians rather than with performances of the non-name cast. Process photography and optical illusions are…
John Barrymore Jr is the star of this story, ineptly scripted by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Losey from Ellin's novel, Dreadful Summit. Losey's direction pars the writing and the playing is in keeping.
One of the great stories in American sports history - the real-life yarn of Jim Thorpe, the Indian athlete - is compellingly told in Jim Thorpe - All-American. Only a few fictional liberties have…
In his first western, Kirk Douglas is a US marshall, interested only in enforcing the letter of the law. Plot [from a story by Walter Doniger] is concerned with Douglas bringing in a prisoner charged…
This remake of Bartlett Cormack's old play has been handled to emphasize clearcut action and suspense and the casting is just right to stress the rough and ready toughness in the script.