The Metro lot has etched on celluloid a taut, tough and often relentless picture of the backroom activities of a detective team on the hunt for a murderer in Scene of the Crime.
The principal difficulty in Isobel Lennart's screenplay [from Marcia Davenport's bestselling novel] is that there's too much visible planting of threads to be ostentatiously picked up later, and the…
The Lady Gambles is an entry in the psychiatric sweepstakes - this time of a gal who becomes a gambling addict because of a guilt complex.
My Foolish Heart ranks among the better romantic films.
Produced on a modest budget, pic wraps a conventional yarn within a semi-documentary casing. Film is handicapped by a screenplay which treats the important subject of illegal immigration into the US…
Steal was lensed on location in and around Mexico City. It gains added sight interest from this, as well as strengthened melodramatics. It takes a little time for an audience to sort out what all the…
Johnny Allegro is a typical George Raft melodrama. Plot rings in a twist or two to dress up the melodrama of an ex-gangster who is trying to go straight and who takes on a dangerous assignment from…
Script stresses realism and Jules Dassin's direction further carries out that emphasis in the no-holds-barred love sequences between Richard Conte and Hollywood newcomer Valentina Cortese, and the…
This is a vast saga [by Harry Brown] of a marine platoon whose history is traced from its early combat training through its storming of Iwo Jima's beaches to the historic flag-raising episode atop…
Down to the Sea in Ships is a lengthy saga of early whaling ships and the men who commanded them. It is told with emphasis on character study rather than action.