Johnny Allegro is a typical George Raft melodrama. Plot rings in a twist or two to dress up the melodrama of an ex-gangster who is trying to go straight and who takes on a dangerous assignment from…
Script stresses realism and Jules Dassin's direction further carries out that emphasis in the no-holds-barred love sequences between Richard Conte and Hollywood newcomer Valentina Cortese, and the…
This is a vast saga [by Harry Brown] of a marine platoon whose history is traced from its early combat training through its storming of Iwo Jima's beaches to the historic flag-raising episode atop…
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.
Anna Lucasta, reverting the tale from the legit Negro cast to an all-white ensemble, is no bowl of wheaties for the kiddies.
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.