Distasteful story and slow pace are basic strikes against pic, despite moments of great poetry and top acting by all concerned, and especially by Kinuyo Tanaka, in the leading role.
The Damn Yankees team, which ran the score high for three seasons in Broadway's legit ballpark, was reassembled to go to bat in this sparkling film version. Sole 'newcomers' in the trek from Broadway…
The Broadway hit on which this is based has been transferred virtually intact to the screen.
The initial production of Jack H. Harris, a regional distrib in the Philadelphia area, The Blob had a reported budget of $240,000. Story, from an idea by Irvine H. Millgate, will tax the imagination…
Frank Sinatra goes soldiering in this adaptation of Joe David Brown's novel, Kings Go Forth. It's a simple, rather straightforward action-romance, laid against the attractive background of the French…
Bachelor of Hearts is a switch on A Yank at Oxford, and might have been more simply titled A German at Cambridge. It is a facetious, rather embarrassing glimpse of life at Cambridge University. Since…
Ernest Hemingway's introspective one-episode novelette, The Old Man and the Sea, is virtually a one-character film, the spotlight being almost continuously on Spencer Tracy as the old Cuban fisherman…
South Pacific is a compelling entertainment. The songs, perennial favorites, are mated to a sturdy James A. Michener story [from his Tales of the South Pacific]. Combination boffo.
This version of the drama of the Dreyfus case, one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in history, makes strong, if plodding, entertainment.
Wind across the Everglades is a worthy attempt to make a picture about early efforts of the Audubon Society to preserve the bird wild life of Florida. It is an 'interesting' picture, with some…