Under Capricorn is overlong and talky, with scant measure of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller tricks.
Shockproof is a patly told tale of the parole system with a strong romantic thread.
The principal difficulty in Isobel Lennart's screenplay [from Marcia Davenport's bestselling novel] is that there's too much visible planting of threads to be ostentatiously picked up later, and the…
This is picture-making at its best, and its showing must be done with the dignity it deserves. Exhibs should be warned that Hamlet is rich in qualities that don't readily blend with the usual…
"The Lady from Shanghai" is okay boxoffice. It's exploitable and has Rita Hayworth's name for the marquees. Entertainment value suffered from the striving for effect that features Orson Welles'…
If the boxoffice is currently ailing from an over-diet of films that look too much alike, then this production is what the doctor ordered. "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" is not only radically…
A fine sensitive story, a brilliant child star and a polished cast, headed by Ralph Richardson and Michele Morgan, combine to make The Fallen Idol a satisfying piece of intelligent entertainment.
Louisiana Story is a documentary-type story told almost purely in camera terms. It has a slender, appealing story, moments of agonizing suspense, vivid atmosphere and superlative photography.
The producer and director-scripter combination that made Miracle on 34th Street an entertaining study of human behavior, has repeated with Peggy. As a team, William Perlberg and George Seaton sell…
Great merit of the story is that it seems like a happy improvisation. None of the elaborate and necessary scaffolding is apparent, and when Michael Wilding as a younger son of a noble family, needing…