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…
I Walk Alone is tight, hard-boiled melodrama. A number of unusually tough sequences are spotted. One, in particular, is bloody beating handed out to Burt Lancaster by a trio of bruisers who spare no…
The Noose Hangs High gives Abbott & Costello full opportunity to display their fine slapstick art.
The Time of Your Life is as full of guffaw-type humor and entertainment as the frothiest of comedies. The catch is that it is presented in the unconventional and more-or-less formless pattern of…
Of the four stories [from originals by Somerset Maugham] that make up the film, the first and last are the most intriguing. The Facts of Life [directed by Ralph Smart] is a superbly told piece of a…
This film version of Elmer Rice's smash play has strong comedy, with a few moving scenes. It has romantic appeal, lots of color and action, and a satisfying ending.
Film is a costumer laid 'in the days' (sic) of Emperor Franz Joseph, and is played to the hilt by Crosby, Joan Fontaine and their supporting cast. Picture has a free-and-easy air that perfectly…
Adapted from a bestseller by Norman Collins and set in a typical house in a typical street, the plot depicts the struggles and hopes of a group of ordinary people.
Another Part of the Forest backtracks 20 years from The Little Foxes, Lillian Hellman's play, showing the same family of Hubbards and how they got to be that way in Foxes.
Sorry, Wrong Number is a real chiller. Film is a fancily dressed co-production by Hal B. Wallis and Anatole Litvak. Pair has smoothly coordinated efforts to give strong backing to the Lucille…