One of the great stories in American sports history - the real-life yarn of Jim Thorpe, the Indian athlete - is compellingly told in Jim Thorpe - All-American. Only a few fictional liberties have…
Clarence Brown has carved a tremendously satisfying filmization from a script [based on a story by Richard Conlin] that, from every evidence, could have gone completely haywire if handled clumsily…
Combination of illicit love, murder and premarital relations makes The Prowler a bawdy, daring story [from an original story by Robert Thoeren and Hans Wilhelm].
This is an engaging concoction of songs and dances in a standard musical framework, brightly dressed in color to show off its physical attributes.
The Richard Tregaskis story, on which the script is based, uses an Italian battlefront setting as the frame for the compellingly projected romance between William Holden and Nancy Olson, a soldier…
"All About Eve" is a literate, adult film of the calibre that will do big league, big town business. In addition it has all the elements for the general runs. Anne Baxter, in the title role, is the…
"Sunset Boulevard" is a backstage melodrama using a filmland, instead of a legit, locale. Because it is tied in with a pseudo-expose of Hollywood, the peek behind the scenes undoubtedly will…
Undercover Girl, by its very title, suggests a conventional melodrama with a twist in that a girl is the gangsters' foil. Which is exactly what it is.
The Asphalt Jungle is a study in crime, hard-hitting in its expose of the underworld. Ironic realism is striven for and achieved in the writing, production and direction. An audience will quite…
Max Ophuls' first European chore in 15 years, La Ronde is a fantasy on various varieties of love affairs [from the play Reigen by Arthur Schnitzler]. A raconteur leads the audience through a series…