Mirth-sparkers are Groucho Marx, Marie Wilson and William Bendix, and the zany plot is nicely paced to keep it on an okay fun level.
The Magic Box is a picture of great sincerity and integrity, superbly acted and intelligently directed. Biopic of William Friese-Greene, the British motion picture pioneer, is charged with real life…
Albert Lewin produced, directed and did the story and script, keeping this film on an almost unrelieved level of sombre depression.
William Wyler has polished the legit hit by Pulitzer-prizewinner Sidney Kingsley into a cinematic gem. Scripters have stuck almost to the letter of the original play. Even the location seldom changes…
Columbia has a distinctive, offbeat picture in this treatment of Tom Lea's bestseller novel. There's nothing routine in the way it has been filmed, producer-director Robert Rossen apparently…
This freely adapted [by George Bruce] film version of Richard D. Blackmore's classic is acceptable entertainment for the general market.
Richard Walton Tully's old legit piece, Bird of Paradise, makes another trip to the screen in a refurbished version. Previous filming of the play was in 1932 and, while Delmer Daves' version deviates…
Jean Renoir's The River is a sort of animated geographic, in color, of life on the Ganges River in West Bengal. It is a distinctive story of adolescent love, with a philosophy that life flows on just…
This melodrama goes back to 1925 and the war between French occupation troops and the Syrians in Damascus. Visual presentation interestingly depicts the locale, and it is given excellent low-key…
This is a somber study of heavy passion and conflicting social mores on an estate. Brilliant technical assets and fine stylized megging by Alf Sjoberg, who did Torment, make this a good entry.