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…
The melodramatics in Frederick Knott's legit hit, Dial M for Murder, have been transferred to the screen virtually intact, but they are not as impressive on film. Dial M remains more of a filmed play…
The Last Time I Saw Paris is an engrossing romantic drama that tells a good story with fine performances and an overall honesty of dramatic purpose.