Down to the Sea in Ships is a lengthy saga of early whaling ships and the men who commanded them. It is told with emphasis on character study rather than action.
Faithful adherence to the original H. G. Wells story is one of the main virtues of The History of Mr Polly which is noted for its fine characterizations.
Mrs Mike [from the book by Benedict and Nancy Freedman] is the story of a Boston girl who married a mountie and goes into the wilderness of Canada's north-west territory to live.
Beyond the Forest gives Bette Davis a chance to portray the neurotic femme she does so well. The character of Rosa Moline, a woman who yearns for broader vistas than those supplied by the Wisconsin…
You're My Everything is practically a synthesis of all the backstage musicals ever filmed including the songs. The direction doesn't perceptibly freshen the material [based on a story by George…
Blonde is basically a rather silly western farce, loosely concocted. Producer-director-writer Preston Sturges plays his script [based on a story by Earl Felton] with frantic slapstick, stressing raw…
Intruder in the Dust, essentially a murder-mystery melodrama, is threaded with the racial and lynch problems of the south but touches the pros and cons of the subject only lightly.
An intriguing theme, good cast and tight direction combine to make The Walking Hills an out-of-the-way westerner.
Prince of Foxes actually is a fictional incident in the history of the Italian Renaissance general Cesare Borgia, but too often it is slow and plodding in its exposition and execution.
Utilizing liberal flashbacks, the film [from the novel by Don Tracy] unreels the relentless, unswerving devotion of Burt Lancaster for his divorced wife (Yvonne De Carlo). Basically he's an honest…