Caesar and Cleopatra is a disappointment. In spite of its prodigal magnificence, indeed because of its production values, such vague story interest as it has is hopelessly swamped.
Plot concerns what happens to a femme author when she meets the real-life counterpart of her tome's hero. The misadventures that befall her, her hero and his pal as they make a cross-country trip…
Second only to the unrelieved grim reality of life as it was lived in Stalags, the outstanding merit of The Captive Heart is the number of superlatively good performances turned in. To Michael Balcon…
Production cost ran to about $2 million and every cent of it is evident on the screen. The color, the sets, the expanse and the imaginative quality of the filming are unexcelled. Henry V as a…
Like other Powell-Pressburger pictures, the striving to appear intellectual is much too apparent. Less desire to exhibit alleged learning, and more humanity would have resulted in a more popular…
Stock mystery tale with period background, The Verdict aims at generating suspense and thrills, succeeding modestly. Sydney Greenstreet creates character of a Scotland Yard superintendent who is…
Strange Holiday is a converted commercial film, turned out in wartime to boost morale of General Motors workers.
Hot action celluloid that's bang-up and bang-bang from start to finish. RKO, which assumed screen rights to Chester Gould's cartoon after Republic finished using it as basis for a serial, turns out…
The Postman Always Rings Twice is a controversial picture. The approach to lust and murder is as adult and matter-of-fact as that used by James M. Cain in his book from which the film was adapted.
Night and Day is a filmusical, based on the career of Cole Porter. It's to the credit of director Mike Curtiz and the combined scripters that they weighed the fruitful elements so intelligently, and…