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.
Faithful adherence to the original H. G. Wells story is one of the main virtues of The History of Mr Polly which is noted for its fine characterizations.
Mrs Mike [from the book by Benedict and Nancy Freedman] is the story of a Boston girl who married a mountie and goes into the wilderness of Canada's north-west territory to live.
Beyond the Forest gives Bette Davis a chance to portray the neurotic femme she does so well. The character of Rosa Moline, a woman who yearns for broader vistas than those supplied by the Wisconsin…
You're My Everything is practically a synthesis of all the backstage musicals ever filmed including the songs. The direction doesn't perceptibly freshen the material [based on a story by George…