All the ingredients for a suspenseful melodrama are contained in Cry Danger. Plot [from a story by Jerome Cady] opens with Dick Powell returning after five years in prison, having been pardoned from…
This is a slow but interesting melodrama about a psychopathic killer, with San Francisco's quaint hill residential sections as background.
Lack of definition in characters is chief flaw in writing, with Nicholas Ray, who also directed, and A.I. Bezzerides sharing the blame for their adaptation of the Gerald Butler novel, Mad with Much…
The plot line is strung together with a series of episodes in the life of a minister and his city-bred bride on their first duty for the church. Location of the assignment is in the red-clay hills of…
In his first western, Kirk Douglas is a US marshall, interested only in enforcing the letter of the law. Plot [from a story by Walter Doniger] is concerned with Douglas bringing in a prisoner charged…
Valentino is a full-blown romantic drama that makes little pretense of accurately biographing the screen star's life, but has the gimmick of his name and likeness. Anthony Dexter bears a remarkably…
Plenty of laugh diversion, dressed up to treat the eye and ear, is offered in Texas Carnival. Material provides Red Skelton with several surefire comedy sequences. In the eye department film offers…
Marquee pull of John Wayne and Robert Ryan in the action market has been teamed with a story of Marine fighter pilots.
A basically good idea for a film melodrama [from a novel by Eleazar Lipsky] is cluttered up with too many unnecessary side twists and turns, and the presentation is uncomfortably overlong.
Maximum suspense for a western is generated in this Tyrone Power-Susan Hayward costarrer. Despite a strongly-told story, however, picture isn't the proper vehicle for Power, who is wasted in part and…