Of the four stories [from originals by Somerset Maugham] that make up the film, the first and last are the most intriguing. The Facts of Life [directed by Ralph Smart] is a superbly told piece of a…
Easter Parade is a musical with old and new Irving Berlin tunes and standout dance numbers. The Berlin score includes 17 songs, seven new and 10 from his extensive catalog.
Film is a costumer laid 'in the days' (sic) of Emperor Franz Joseph, and is played to the hilt by Crosby, Joan Fontaine and their supporting cast. Picture has a free-and-easy air that perfectly…
Adapted from a bestseller by Norman Collins and set in a typical house in a typical street, the plot depicts the struggles and hopes of a group of ordinary people.
The producer and director-scripter combination that made Miracle on 34th Street an entertaining study of human behavior, has repeated with Peggy. As a team, William Perlberg and George Seaton sell…
Sorry, Wrong Number is a real chiller. Film is a fancily dressed co-production by Hal B. Wallis and Anatole Litvak. Pair has smoothly coordinated efforts to give strong backing to the Lucille…
With "I Remember Mama," RKO is spreading a layer of warm and deeply moving nostalgia. Based on the John van Druten legiter, [and the novel, Mama's Bank Account, by Kathryn Forbes] the film…
A double-barreled gangster film, The Street with No Name ranks at the top of the list of documentary-type productions which have been rolling out of the 20th-Fox lot. This pic has a lean, tough…
Portrait of Jennie is an unusual screen romance. The story of an ethereal romance between two generations is told with style, taste and dignity.
This film version of Elmer Rice's smash play has strong comedy, with a few moving scenes. It has romantic appeal, lots of color and action, and a satisfying ending.