Under Capricorn is overlong and talky, with scant measure of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller tricks.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game, backgrounded by an early-day baseball yarn, is short on story, but has some amusing moments - and Gene Kelly.
Flamingo Road is a class vehicle for Joan Crawford, loaded with heartbreak, romance and stinging violence. Film is hooped together by a smart, well-meshed screenplay and reinforced by a strong cast…
A tense melodrama projecting good mood and suspense has been fashioned out of Elisabeth Sanxay Holding's Ladies Home Journal yarn, The Blank Wall [adaptation by Mel Dinelli and Robert E. Kent]…
The odd assortment of men who make up a prison community are the central characters in Now Barabbas Was a Robber, adapted from the successful West End play by William Douglas Home. The pic rarely…
Picture tells the simple story [from a novel by Margery Sharp] of a girl on the better side of the street who falls in love with a drunken art teacher in the mews. By marrying him she is ostracized…
Whether the story of two Kentucky riflemen coming to the aid of French refugees starts a bit incongruous, it all pans out as swift-moving melodrama. Pic also introduces Oliver Hardy, better known as…
Story of the far-removed heir to the Dukedom of Chalfont who disposes of all the obstacles to his accession to the title and subsequently finds himself tried for a murder of which he is innocent may…
The grim melodrama implied by its title is fully displayed in Actors of Violence. It is strong meat for the heavy drama addicts, tellingly produced and played to develop tight excitement.
Picture treats its story [from the novel by Beirne Lay Jr and Sy Bartlett] from the high brass level, i.e. a general's concern for his men's morale while establishing the man-killing daylight bombing…