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.
Struggle for existence insofar as a native tribe is concerned is leisurely told in Man of Africa, a semi-documentary filmed in the more remote parts of Uganda. To the picture's credit it eschews the…
Considerable excitement is whipped up in this suspense drama, and fans who go for tight action will find it entirely satisfactory. Besides telling a yarn of tense suspense, the picture is concerned…
Inspired by Ronald Searle's British cartoons about the little horrors of a girls' school, The Belles of St. Trinian's makes an excellent start but never lives up to the promise of the opening reel.
CinemaScope and rip-roaring adventure mate perfectly in Hell and High Water, a highly fanciful, but mighty entertaining action feature [from a story by David Hempstead].
Jacques Becker, who did such a fine job in painting the turn-of-the-century apache milieu in Casque D'Or, brings the same care and psychological overtones to a film on the modern racketeer element.
Salt of the Earth is a good, highly dramatic and emotion-charged piece of work that tells its story straight. It is, however, a propaganda picture which belongs in union halls rather than theatres.
Max Brand's familiar western hero rides for the third time around under the Universal banner. The soft-spoken, gunless lawman was played by Tom Mix in 1932, and by James Stewart in 1939. This time…