Socko adult drama. Anna and the King of Siam is a rather faithful screen adaptation of Margaret Landon's biography, intelligently handled to spellbind despite its long footage.
International Pictures takes its audience through a deep emotional bath in this moving filmization of Gwen Bristow's magazine serial and novel. Yarn is a variation of the Enoch Arden theme.
The Beast with Five Fingers is a weird, Grand Guignol-ish conconction that puts the customers strictly on their own. Till the last gasp, when J. Carrol Naish winks into the lens and gives out with a…
Story unfolds in flashback. This makes it sometimes difficult to follow as a whole, but there can be no quarrel with the merit of presentation and acting of the individual sequences. Plot deals with…
Story is a forthright, uncompromising presentation of evil, greedy people and human weaknesses. Characters are sharply drawn in the Robert Rossen script, based on Jack Patrick's original story [Love…
Bob Benchley is cut into an upper corner of various shots making wisecracks, first being that 'this is how not to make a picture'. Others are in the same groove, while additional off-the-path gags…
Apart from its whammo entertainment and box-office aspects Cluny Brown can be recorded as glamorizing the first of a clan. A lady plumber. And a looker, no less. The kind for whom stopped-up pipes…
The Hoodlum Saint is a drama laid in the period just after World War I up through the 1929 stock market crash and deals with the power of belief in St Dismus, the good thief, to reform all hoodlums…
Make Mine mus ic is a 75-minute Walt Disney treat. You can call it a big short which, technically, is just what it is - 10 items pieced together in one 'musical fantasy' as it is billed - but it…
Angel on My Shoulder deals with Satan's efforts to best his Heavenly adversary at least once. He uses as a tool for the attempt a gangster who wants revenge on the pal who bumped him off.