No one seriously expected a second Mrs Miniver when The Miniver Story was in the making. It is difficult to capture the magical quality of the original, and this trades on its predecessor's name and…
Unveiled at the Venice film fest [in August 1951], this caused a flurry in critical circles for its brilliance of conception, technique, acting and its theme of passion.
Picture serves to introduce Charlton Heston, from legit, and his film debut is impressive. The script [from a story by Larry Marcus, adaptation by Ketti Frings] leans towards psychosis to make its…
The rise and fall of a backwoods political messiah, and the mark, he left on the American scene, is given graphic celluloid treatment in "All the King's Men." It is a picture to stir talk and…
This is a full-blooded, absorbing story adapted from book by Graham Greene, which reflects credit on all concerned. With international quartet of stars it should draw anywhere, and its appeal in the…
"Le Silence de la Mer" was one of the most famous books written during the occupation of France. Written by Vercors, it was printed and distributed by the underground. While the book was a beautiful…
In Jean Cocteau's last film the eagle had two heads. In this one the hero has two parents, and they're both very nasty people. Cocteau has taken his play and put it on film with little change in plot…
Dan Dailey, in the title role, carries most of the picture alone as a smalltown lad who becomes a hero when he is first to enlist after Pearl Harbor. Immediately after his basic training, though, he…
The film introduces tenor Mario Lanza, recruited from grand opera. His voice, when he's singing opera, is excellent. He's no great actor but handles his thesping chores adequately.
As a straight action fare, I Married a Communist generates enough tension to satisfy the average customer. Despite its heavy sounding title, pic hews strictly to tried and true meller formula.