Paul Jones, the producer of this musical version of Sailor Beware, has surrounded Dorothy Lamour with a miscellaneous collection of talent, including two first-starters who click strongly; but while…
Superbly catching the warmth and feeling of Jan Struther's characters in her best-selling book of sketches, Mrs Miniver, Metro has created out of it a poignant story of the joys and sorrows, the…
This Ealing Studios tale [from a story by Graham Greene] of 72 hours of the life of Bramley End, a tiny hamlet in the heart of the English countryside, is introduced by an old grave-digger playing…
Story [based on a story by Philip Wylie, adapted by Jacques Thery] is a light framework on which to hang the various numbers and specialties. Betty Grable and John Payne, co-stars in a Broadway…
I Married a Witch, which deals with spirits, is a fantastic type of story that carries some interest on the novelty angles, if nothing else, but on the whole is generally tepid.
Thirty-one film treatments on [John Colton's play] Shanghai Gesture were submitted without success to the Hays Office. Producer Arnold Pressburger finally slipped through a treatment for a go-ahead…
Reap the Wild Wind is a melodrama of Atlantic coastal shipping in the windjammer days, 100 years ago. It is a film possessing the spectacular sweep of colorful backgrounds which characterize the…
Ben Hecht is listed as producer and scripter of this original by Melville Crossman, which is usually Darryl Zanuck's nom de plume when screen-scripting.
In interpreting the life of R.J. Mitchell, who designed the Spitfire plane, Leslie Howard's work ranks among his finest performances. And it is an epic picture.
Much of the success of the film [from the 1940 bestseller by Willard Robertson] may hinge on reaction to Jean Gabin. He's a pleasing and able player, but fails to project warmth and personal feeling.