Pic is a highly personalized, modernistic production, a poetic interpretation of the Orpheus myth transposed to modern times.
Dictatorship versus the right of man to freedom is the theme, and the script [from a story by George Tabori] and direction by Richard Brooks lets it get up on the soapbox too frequently.
Plot is a satisfactory backdrop for the deluge of tunes that run through the footage. There's nothing in the writing to tax the dramatic skill of the players, and they romp along neatly.
Produced in England and North Africa with frozen currency, and with a supporting British cast, Rose is an adaptation of the Thomas B. Costain bestseller. It is 13th-century drama that seems hardly to…
Let's Dance is a light concoction of story, songs and dances, sprinkled with humor, that is generally acceptable as escapist filmfare.
Annie Get Your Gun is socko musical entertainment on film, just as it was on the Broadway stage [in 1946]. In many respects, the film version gets the nod over the legit piece; at least there is…
Story pits brother against brother to bring to a conclusion its account of a feud between rival cattlemen. Before that finale, tension is kept alive by cattle raids, gun battles and the constant…
The pic is a good workmanlike British thriller, not in the top bracket. Setting for the film is the Paris exhibition of 1889.
MacKinlay Kantor's Sat Eve Post story, Gun Crazy, is a shoot-'em-up story of desperate love and crime.
Bright script and brisk direction conceal the stage origin [from the play by John Dighton]. The story is given a wider canvas and isn't wanting in action. In fact, the pace never lets up and one…