Rape and its effect on the victim and her loved ones set up the melodramatic plot. However, handling of the theme is more interested in the events that transpire afterwards.
More stage play than motion picture, Carl Foreman's screenplay is wisely concerned with letting the Brian Hooker words speak for themselves.
Wagon Master is a good outdoor action film, done in the best John Ford manner. That means careful character development and movement, spiced with high spots of action, good drama and leavening comedy…
Dedicated to the British police force, the story [from an original treatment by Jan Read and Ted Willis] describes the post-war crime wave as seen through the eyes of the man on the beat. Clear-cut…
Film is an objective, unrelenting closeup of life among some delinquents in a Mexican slum.
RKO has concocted an okay cops-and-robbers melodrama [suggested by a story by Robert Angus and Robert Leeds] for the supporting market. Armored Car Robbery plays off at a good pace.
Fresh treatment and new twists to the musical formula make The West Point Story worthwhile entertainment.
Alfred Hitchcock doesn't stress melodrama throughout. He plays a surprising number of sequences strictly for lightness. Also, he has a choice cast to put through its paces, and there's not a bad…
Halls of Montezuma is an account of Marine heroism during the fierce South Pacific fighting of the Second World War.
One basic gag situation is extended through the entire footage of The Jackpot but it doesn't seem overworked.