Out of Irving Shulman's grim novel, The Amboy Dukes, Maxwell Shane has whipped together a hardhitting and honest film on juvenile delinquency.
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…
Anna Lucasta, reverting the tale from the legit Negro cast to an all-white ensemble, is no bowl of wheaties for the kiddies.
Dan Dailey, in the title role, carries most of the picture alone as a smalltown lad who becomes a hero when he is first to enlist after Pearl Harbor. Immediately after his basic training, though, he…
The film introduces tenor Mario Lanza, recruited from grand opera. His voice, when he's singing opera, is excellent. He's no great actor but handles his thesping chores adequately.
As a straight action fare, I Married a Communist generates enough tension to satisfy the average customer. Despite its heavy sounding title, pic hews strictly to tried and true meller formula.
The Secret Garden is a yarn about kids and superficially, it would appear designed to entice them. Yet the allegorical and psychological implications that have been carried over from Frances Hodgson…
As director and star, Robert Montgomery functions capably in both positions, except for a tendency to hold some early, talky sequences a bit too long. Otherwise, he gives the picture deft direction…
Highly dramatized version of discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, with lush Technicolor to enhance opulent settings and colorful backgrounds, turns out to be an uncertain piece of…