Film even ran into censorship trouble in France via its emphasis on sex, and was shorn of its more intimate sensual aspects. Lagging, familiar storyline is of the passion and drama which a sexy…
Warner's feature is little more than a tuneful soap opera, another in what appears to be a growing series of boozy biopix of showbiz greats. [A Playhouse 90 version of the same story, starring Polly…
The title stems from the billing given the late Universal, later Metro, star, Lon Chaney by an alert publicity man. The screenplay, based on a story by Ralph Wheelwright, is mainly concerned with…
As the second in Satyajit Ray's trilogy of Indian life, Aparajito is a worthy successor to the first film Pather Panchali. It doesn't have quite the tension or quite the variety of mood but it has a…
On celluloid Jesse James has had more lives than a cat, and The True Story of Jesse James suggests it's time screenwriters let him roll over and play dead for real and reel. In past reworkings of the…
Grim drama deals with an old man (Victor Sjostrom) who is on his way to get an honorary doctorate degree after 50 years as a doctor. He is accompanied by his daughter-in-law (Ingrid Thulin). The trip…
From an artistic point-of-view, this first Darryl F. Zanuck production for 20th-Fox under his new indie status is a letdown of major proportions.
Based on Charlotte Hastings' play Uncertain Joy, this emerges as a run-of-mill domestic drama. It has a touch too much of sentimentality and many situations are implausible.
Rene Clair returns to the lower class suburbs and milieu used for his best prewar pix. However, he has come up with a light tale which wavers between comedy and drama, making a slight, fragile pic.
The first film venture for producer David Susskind, writer Robert Alan Aurthur and director Martin Ritt is an auspicious bow. Trio, whose roots are in TV and legit, come up with a courageous…