This film version based on the famed Baroness Orczy character almost robs the story of its romance, color and thrills. It is brash, noisy and dull. It does little credit to British film production.
Yarn is a parody of the Chicago gangster era, circa 1928. Without stopping for plausibility, it races through a series of screwball situations.
RKO has concocted an okay cops-and-robbers melodrama [suggested by a story by Robert Angus and Robert Leeds] for the supporting market. Armored Car Robbery plays off at a good pace.
Agnes Newton Keith's deeply affecting autobiog of hardships in a Jap prison camp [in Borneo] has been turned from print to celluloid without any easing of the book's harrowing impact.
Storm Warning weaves a hard-hitting plot around violence, murder and the Ku Klux Klan.
Harvey, Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize play, loses little of its whimsical comedy charm in the screen translation.
In The Men producer Stanley Kramer turns to the difficult cinematic subject of paraplegics, so expertly treated as to be sensitive, moving and yet, withal, entertaining and earthy-humored.
Rape and its effect on the victim and her loved ones set up the melodramatic plot. However, handling of the theme is more interested in the events that transpire afterwards.
Dictatorship versus the right of man to freedom is the theme, and the script [from a story by George Tabori] and direction by Richard Brooks lets it get up on the soapbox too frequently.
Story [by Stuart N. Lake] is centered on a manhunt, the search of Lin McAdam (James Stewart) for the cowardly murderer of his father. Film opens with Lin and his friend, High Spade (Millard…