Miracle in Milan, an involved and rambling screenplay, originally written by Cesare Zavattini in 1940 and later published as a novel entitled Toto the Good, contrasts sharply with the simplicity and…
Drawing but lightly on its Broadway revue namesake for book and songs, Call Me Mister is smooth, easy-to-take screen entertainment.
England's classic story of public school life is acted with great sincerity by a name cast, but script and direction go all out to emphasize the obvious emotional tear-jerker angles.
Yarn [from a story by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck] is tailor-made for the burly Burt Lancaster. Cast as a Foreign Legion sergeant, he picks up a tip while in jail that the Riffs plan an…
Robert Mitchum, professional gambler, and Jane Russell, posing as a rich girl so she can land a husband, meet at a remote Mexican resort. Mitchum is there to fulfill a strange bargain which will pay…
Team's stock double-takes and bewhiskered gags are still fulsome, but the hackneyed quips achieve a new gloss in this entry. Credit for the comics' renaissance goes primarily to the story that Hugh…
Composer-librettist Gian-Carlo Menotti, who surprised Broadway by turning out two successive operas, The Med ium and The Consul, that became legit hits, turns film director and makes The Med ium into…
The story of Pool of London spans just 48 hours when a cargo ship is in the London docks. The plot goes off at various tangents before finally converging on the basic dramatic theme of a manhunt…
This goes back to 1840 and the Seminole War to spin an action-adventure tale grooved along conventional fiction lines. The stock setup was location-lensed in Florida.
The film plays fast and excitingly in dealing with Humphrey Bogart's efforts to bring the head of a gang of killers to justice. The script uses the flashback technique to get the story on film, but…