The production has a period flavor featuring nostalgia and schmaltz against a 1904 setting. The old-fashioned drama [from the novel The Great Companions by Gene Markey, adapted by Martin Berkeley]…
Honolulu forms the setting for a story of the work to expose Communist activities. The picture was rushed into the market and bears evidence of that haste. Continuity is choppy, the script sketchy…
This has an offbeat approach to film story-telling (a complete absence of dialog), a good spy plot and a strong performance by Ray Milland.
The film acknowledges it was only suggested by the careers of Blossom Seeley and her husband, Benny Fields, and the semi-biopic treatment flows along conventional lines, highlighted by Betty Hutton's…
This production imaginatively poses the situation of a foreign power invading the US with atom bombs.
A standard amount of cops-and-robber melodramatics are stirred up most of the time in The Narrow Margin. Plot falls apart at the climax, but regulation thriller tricks, tersely played, carry the…
A solidly based dramatic story idea has been brought off with a reasonable amount of success in phone Call from a Stranger. Nunnally Johnson produced and did the script from a story by I.A.R. Wylie.
Marilyn Monroe, co-starred with Richard Widmark, gives an excellent account of herself in a strictly dramatic role which commands certain attention, but the story of a psycho baby-sitter lacks…
The Captive City is a tense, absorbing drama [from a screen story by Alvin M. Josephy Jr] of a small town editor's fight against corruption. It has a documentary quality that rings with authenticity…
Macao pairs Jane Russell and Robert Mitchum; contains the cliche elements of adventure, romance and intrigue; and is set in the mysterious Orient.