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…
The Human Jungle is a sock big-city police story packed with sex as well as violence and excitement. The politics of a metropolitan police department backdrop an almost documentary narrative which…
Story is near soap opera, and involves the trials of a girl who wants to be a dancer. She is torn between the pure love for a dying prince and the passionate embraces of an adventurer. For a while…
This initial Hecht - Lancaster release through United Artists is a rugged action saga in best Burt Lancaster style of muscle-flexing. Production is based on history, re-telling story of a diehard…
Sharpness of the characters, the high-voltage dialog, the cynicism and wit and wisdom of the story, the spectacular combination of the immorally rich and the immorally sycophantic - these add up to a…
A good brand of action escapism is offered in Green Fire. Its story of emerald mining and romantic adventuring in South America is decorated with the names of Stewart Granger, Grace Kelly and Paul…