A good, if somewhat overlong, cloak-and-dagger thriller has been concocted from an actual World War II espionage case. Screenplay is based on the novel Operation Cicero, written by L.C. Moyzisch…
While it varies from the original Georges Simenon novel, this keeps to essentially the same main character about whom the entire plot revolves.
Picture is based on the Joseph Conrad story, but the screenplay fails to capture the authentic atmosphere of the Far East in which the story is set. The backgrounds are genuine enough, but the plot…
Two short-story classics, Joseph Conrad's The Secret Sharer and Stephen Crane's The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky have been packaged under the title of Face to Face.
A film musical usually can get by with the lightest plot if the dance numbers and tunes are sock, but Belle has an even lighter plot than usual, and the numbers are just ordinary. It's all done…
This story of a deaf-and-dumb child has obvious tear-jerking angles which have been freely exploited.
A satisfying round of outdoor action thrills is provided by Bronco Buster. A lot of actual rodeo thrill footage is used to bolster authenticity and add interest to the development of what actually is…
Andrew Stone's direction of his own story emphasizes suspense that is leavened with welcome chuckles of relief in telling the improbable but entertaining events.
Metro's up-to-date version of Scaramouche bears only the most rudimentary resemblance to its 1923 hit or to the Rafael Sabatini novel on which they both were based. Pic never seems to be quite…
Ivanhoe is a great romantic adventure, mounted extravagantly, crammed with action, and emerges as a spectacular feast.