"Sunset Boulevard" is a backstage melodrama using a filmland, instead of a legit, locale. Because it is tied in with a pseudo-expose of Hollywood, the peek behind the scenes undoubtedly will…
Union Station [from a story by Thomas Walsh] is a melodrama that locales its thrills in a big city railway terminal and spins off a tale of kidnapping.
The Asphalt Jungle is a study in crime, hard-hitting in its expose of the underworld. Ironic realism is striven for and achieved in the writing, production and direction. An audience will quite…
Yarn [from Horace McCoy's story of the same name] opens with the trial of an assorted bunch of heavies and then quickly segues into a flashback to tell how circumstances put them in the courtroom…
Story concerns a telephone worker (Edmond O'Brien) with a knack for electrons who joins a syndicate and expands its operations with his inventions. When the syndicate chief is killed, he takes charge…
The production, storied in the corridors of NY's Bellevue hospital - and actually filmed at Bellevue - recruited a New York stage cast in the main to back up the stars, Richard Conte and Coleen Gray…
Cecil B. DeMille has again dipped into the Bible for his material, made appropriately dramatic revisions in the original, and turned up with a DeMille-size smash.
A grim, relentless story, considerably offbeat, gives some distinction to ed ge of Doom. It is played to the hilt by a good cast and directed with impact by Mark Robson.
The Gunfighter is a sock melodrama of the old west. There's never a sag or off moment in the footage as it goes about depicting a lightning draw artist, the fastest man with a gun in the old west…
Night and the City is an exciting, suspenseful melodrama, produced in London [from a novel by Gerald Kersh], which is the story of a double-crossing heel who finally gets his just desserts. In this…