Unveiled at the Venice film fest [in August 1951], this caused a flurry in critical circles for its brilliance of conception, technique, acting and its theme of passion.
Picture serves to introduce Charlton Heston, from legit, and his film debut is impressive. The script [from a story by Larry Marcus, adaptation by Ketti Frings] leans towards psychosis to make its…
For the jazz devotee this is nearly two hours of top trumpet notes. For the regular filmgoer, it is good drama.
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.
In My Blue Heaven the television's theatre stage and the face of the video tube provide the locale for some highly entertaining goings-on by Betty Grable and Dan Dailey. They're unfortunately…
Broken Arrow is a western with a little different twist - the story of the attempt of whites and Apaches to learn to live together in the Arizona of 1870. Essentially it's an appealing, sentimental…
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.
Summer Stock showcases M-G-M's two top musical stars, Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. It has a light, gay air, including nine tunes [chiefly by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon], some used for dance numbers…
In Lonely Place Humphrey Bogart has a sympathetic role though cast as one always ready to mix it with his dukes. He favors the underdog; in one instance he virtually has a veteran, brandy-soaking…
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.