British producers are competing with each other in rushing mobster yarns to the screen. This tends to prove that Britain can turn out a gangster picture as brutal as any Hollywood had devised.
Mounted in a slick production, the screenplay is another variation of the poor-little-rich-girl theme against a newspaper background. But Jay Dratler dresses up the script with enough new twists and…
June Bride is a sometimes subtle, sometimes wacky, takeoff on home magazines and human nature. It has a starting hurdle as characters are set up, but once on its way never lets itself or the audience…
While the picture is standout in every aspect, there are two factors mainly responsible for its overall quality. One is the unique story, adapted from a John Klempner novel Vera Caspary and given a…
Unfaithfully Yours misses that stamp of originality which marked the scripting and direction of Preston Sturges' previous films. The fabric of stale ideas and antique gags out of which this pic was…
Hitchcock could have chosen a more entertaining subject with which to use the arresting camera and staging technique displayed in Rope. Theme is of a thrill murder, done for no reason but to satisfy…
Mass action, humorous byplay in the western cavalry outpost, deadly suspense, and romance are masterfully combined in this production [suggested by the story Massacre by James Warner Bellah]…
The Noose Hangs High gives Abbott & Costello full opportunity to display their fine slapstick art.
Basically, story and characters are much to-do about nothing, but the pace is fast, the dialog flip and sophisticated, and the playing expert. This gives the material a surface brightness that makes…
Blood on the Moon is a terse, tightly-drawn western drama. There's none of the formula approach to its story telling. Picture captures the crisp style used by Luke Short in writing his western novels.