Max Ophuls' first European chore in 15 years, La Ronde is a fantasy on various varieties of love affairs [from the play Reigen by Arthur Schnitzler]. A raconteur leads the audience through a series…
The soap opera plotting has been polished to considerable extent, the playing by the femme cast members is topnotch and the direction aids them, but it is still a true confession type of yarn…
Story pits brother against brother to bring to a conclusion its account of a feud between rival cattlemen. Before that finale, tension is kept alive by cattle raids, gun battles and the constant…
Joan Fontaine, pianist, and Joseph Cotten, an engineer, are on the same plane bound for New York from Rome. Engine trouble forces the plane down in Naples. Both go sightseeing for a couple of hours.
Father of the Bride as a pic smites the risibilities just as hard as it did in book form [by Edward Streeter].
Bright script and brisk direction conceal the stage origin [from the play by John Dighton]. The story is given a wider canvas and isn't wanting in action. In fact, the pace never lets up and one…
No Man of Her Own combines an adult love story with melodrama, runs off with the intensity of a full-bloom soap opera, and is altogether satisfying screen dramatics [from the novel I Married a Dead…
Plot of the Martha Albrand novel gets its title from Alan Ladd's OSS work in Italy during the war. Action opens during that period to establish principal characters and then deals with Ladd's return…
Union Station [from a story by Thomas Walsh] is a melodrama that locales its thrills in a big city railway terminal and spins off a tale of kidnapping.
The Asphalt Jungle is a study in crime, hard-hitting in its expose of the underworld. Ironic realism is striven for and achieved in the writing, production and direction. An audience will quite…