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…
Story of vaudeville troupers before and during the First World War [from an original story by Howard Emmett Rogers] is obvious, naive and sentimental. It's also genuine and affectionate and lively.
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…
Song of the Islands is a spontaneous and breezy mixture of comedy, song, dance and romance - set in Hawaiian atmosphere.
The Moss Hart-George S. Kaufman play, a moderate legit hit, becomes a sock comedy on the screen under astute handling and with Jack Benny in the principal laugh role.
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…
The film transcription of James Hilton's novel Random Harvest, under Sidney Franklin's production and Mervyn LeRoy's direction, achieves much more than average importance.
Universal's modernized presentation of Broadway retains the thrilling tenseness and dramatic suspense of both the original Philip Dunning-George Abbott play and the first film version turned out by…
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.
Kings Row, Henry Bellamann's widely-read novel of small-town life at the turn of the century, becomes an impressive and occasionally inspiring, though overlong picture under Sam Wood's eloquent…