Paramount trains its cameras on a fictional crime syndicate in The Turning Point. Armed with a college education and a law degree, Edmond O'Brien tackles his new job of a crime committee chairman…
A free-wheeling, often hilarious, rambunctious followup to The Paleface. It is the broadest kind of slapstick, drawing advantageously on the silent-day masters of the pratfalls.
Ivanhoe is a great romantic adventure, mounted extravagantly, crammed with action, and emerges as a spectacular feast.
Victor Hugo's somber classic was previously lensed by the Fox Film Co in 1919, again by Universal in 1927, United Artists had a release out in 1935 and there was a French production in 1936.
The adventures of Mr Pickwick (James Hayter) and his henchmen have been deftly adapted for the screen by Noel Langley. By its adherence to the original, the film is naturally episodic in character.
Metro has made Plymouth Adventure, the story of the Mayflower's perilous voyage to America [from a novel by Ernest Gebler], a large-scale sea spectacle.
The talents of Marge and Gower Champion get a flashy showcasing. The star team is extremely likeable and almost generates enough verve and audience response to carry off even the sagging spots.
The principal character in Arnold Bennett's novel The Card, depicting the progression of a washer-woman's son from poverty to wealth, from humble beginnings to the top of the civic tree, provides a…
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…