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.
"The Bridge on the River Kwai" is a gripping drama, expertly put together and handled with skill in all departments. Its potency stems only partly from the boxoffice draw of William Holden and, to a…
The Tin Star is a quality western that unfolds interestingly under the smooth direction of Anthony Mann, who draws top performances from cast. Screenplay [from a story by Barney Slater and Joel Kane]…
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, the title of Richard Rodgers' ballet music from On Your Toes, is effectively employed for a hard-hitting and commendable film about racketeering on the New York waterfront…
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger take as their subject an operation in occupied Crete [from the book by W. Stanley Moss]. Two British officers, with the aid of local patriots, are given the job…
This first indie production of Marilyn Monroe's company is a generally pleasant comedy, but the pace is leisurely. Filmed in London with a predominantly British cast, the film is not a cliche…
In leaning backwards not to offend, producer and writer have gone acrobatic.
This continues the adventures of the young medico who qualified in Doctor in the House and got his first appointment in Doctor at Sea. This time round he's on a job hunting spree and the film depicts…