Agnes Newton Keith's deeply affecting autobiog of hardships in a Jap prison camp [in Borneo] has been turned from print to celluloid without any easing of the book's harrowing impact.
Summer Stock showcases M-G-M's two top musical stars, Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. It has a light, gay air, including nine tunes [chiefly by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon], some used for dance numbers…
In Lonely Place Humphrey Bogart has a sympathetic role though cast as one always ready to mix it with his dukes. He favors the underdog; in one instance he virtually has a veteran, brandy-soaking…
In The Men producer Stanley Kramer turns to the difficult cinematic subject of paraplegics, so expertly treated as to be sensitive, moving and yet, withal, entertaining and earthy-humored.
Cramming the Ben Hecht-Charles MacArthur legiter, Ladies and Gentlemen, into a fast-stepping film was a tough trick. It has been done admirably by scripter Edith Sommer and slammed home forcefully by…
Gary Cooper's return to saddle and six-shooter is to the good, and he makes quite a bit of the heroic and rugged opportunities in the John Twist story. His two co-stars, Ruth Roman and Steve Cochran…
Story [by Stuart N. Lake] is centered on a manhunt, the search of Lin McAdam (James Stewart) for the cowardly murderer of his father. Film opens with Lin and his friend, High Spade (Millard…
Although the plot breaks little new ground, the film grips consistently. Jean Simmons and Trevor Howard make a strong team.
Mr mus ic is a variation of a backstage musical, utilizing a lazy songsmith as the central figure.
Branded is a pleasing western that has a bit more plot and appeal than the average.