Malaya is a pulp-fiction, wartime adventure yarn, based on a factual incident early in the fighting, that takes the customer for a pretty fancy chimerical flight.
The rise and fall of a backwoods political messiah, and the mark he left on the American scene, is given graphic celluloid treatment in All the King's Men.
Compton Mackenzie's novel, on which the pic is based, is unfolded on a Hebridean island in 1943. Only sign of the war is the local Home Guard, but a major disaster occurs when the island runs out of…
The Accused exploits fear and emotional violence into a high grade melodrama. The screenplay is based on a novel [Be Still, My Love] by June Truesdell and is class scripting. Director William…
I Shot Jesse James is a character study of the man who felled the west's most famous outlaw with a coward's bullet. It's an interesting treatment that doesn't overlook necessary plot and action.
Central character in the plot [from a novel by Nigel Balchin] is Sammy Rice, scientist and research worker, whose lame foot has made him a complex individual. Although becoming extremely unpopular by…
Sustained, lightweight comedy scoring a continual succession of laughs.
Caught is an out-and-out soap opera on film. The performances are topnotch and consistent. So is the direction and physical production dressing. Where film falls down is in the rather ordinary story…
Bob Hope's name toplining Lover tips that there'll be little of the Valentino about its amours. Its venture into comedic, never-never doings is well suited to Hope's brash antics. It never bursts…
As a character study, Madame Bovary is interesting to watch, but hard to feel. It is a curiously unemotional account of some rather basic emotions. However, the surface treatment of Vincente…