Miracle in Milan, an involved and rambling screenplay, originally written by Cesare Zavattini in 1940 and later published as a novel entitled Toto the Good, contrasts sharply with the simplicity and…
Drawing but lightly on its Broadway revue namesake for book and songs, Call Me Mister is smooth, easy-to-take screen entertainment.
England's classic story of public school life is acted with great sincerity by a name cast, but script and direction go all out to emphasize the obvious emotional tear-jerker angles.
Yarn [from a story by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck] is tailor-made for the burly Burt Lancaster. Cast as a Foreign Legion sergeant, he picks up a tip while in jail that the Riffs plan an…
Robert Mitchum, professional gambler, and Jane Russell, posing as a rich girl so she can land a husband, meet at a remote Mexican resort. Mitchum is there to fulfill a strange bargain which will pay…
Team's stock double-takes and bewhiskered gags are still fulsome, but the hackneyed quips achieve a new gloss in this entry. Credit for the comics' renaissance goes primarily to the story that Hugh…
"All About Eve" is a literate, adult film of the calibre that will do big league, big town business. In addition it has all the elements for the general runs. Anne Baxter, in the title role, is the…
"Sunset Boulevard" is a backstage melodrama using a filmland, instead of a legit, locale. Because it is tied in with a pseudo-expose of Hollywood, the peek behind the scenes undoubtedly will…
One basic gag situation is extended through the entire footage of The Jackpot but it doesn't seem overworked.
Race riot hysteria is the theme of the original script. Story is told with words rather than action. There is one brief sequence of rioting, but that doesn't come until after 60-odd minutes of dialog…