Gordon Douglas whips together this tale of reformation leagues within prisons with plenty of movement, spotting action and development without a slow moment. Lawrence Tierney, as a prisoner of San…
Combine of playwright Clifford Odets and director Harold Clurman, two onetime NY Group Theatre stalwarts, should have produced a more plausible murder melodrama of Manhattan than this one. Film has…
Jolson's singing proves the big excitement for this Technicolorful film biog of the great mammy-singer's career.
This ambitious Two Cities production, which enters the $4 million class, is honest, dull and in Technicolor. With the best intentions, it states the case for a scientific treatment of sleeping…
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…