A lot, perhaps too much, money went into the making of Ulysses, but expense shows. Besides the epic Homeric peg, pic has an internationally balanced cast, with Yank, French and Italian elements…
Senso is an elegant, expensively-produced, period love story, set back in the Italian 1860s, and a stylist delight. Film [from the story by Camillo Boito] was originally shot with an English…
A topdraw British comedy, Doctor in the House is bright, diverting entertainment, intelligently scripted [from an adaptation of his own novel by Richard Gordon], and warmly played.
Mark Twain's classic story of the penniless American who is given a million pound bank note in a wager and succeeds in keeping it intact for a month, makes gentle screen satire.
This is a topnotch, exciting cloak-and-dagger thriller, modernly-paced and with a contemporary feel. An added touch is CinemaScope, making it the first updated meller in that medium. Nunnally Johnson…
The up-front reels spin off somewhat slowly as the plot groundwork is laid but, once the business of murder is gotten down to, Black Widow takes a firm and unrelenting grip on audience attention.
The Caine Mutiny is highly recommendable motion picture drama, told on the screen as forcefully as it was in the Herman Wouk best-selling novel. The intelligently adapted screenplay retains all the…
There is a wealth of charm, humor and fine characterization in David Lean's picture [of Harold Brighouse's play] made under the Korda banner. The period comedy, with a Lancashire setting, is…
The novelty of lensing, in color, a picture designed to reproduce black-and-white is rather dissipated in this production. If there had been some entertainment impact to go with the photographic…
This elegant film [from the story by Ogai Mori] utilizes 11th-century Japan. It tells the story of a noble mother and her two children who are separated by river pirates. The latter sells the…