Jesse James, notorious train and bank bandit of the late 19th century, and an important figure in the history of the midwest frontier, gets a drastic bleaching. Script by Nunnally Johnson is an…
Choice of Basil Rathbone as Sherlock was a wise one. Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson is equally expert. With the two key characters thus capably handled, the film has the additional asset of being well…
A charming, quaintly sophisticated account [from the novel Goodbye, Mr. Chips! by James Hilton] of the life of a schoolteacher, highlighted by a remarkably fine Performance from Robert Donat.
Utilizing the broadest strokes of comedy technique, this version of Dumas' romantic adventure presents Don Ameche as a rather personable D'Artagnan, and the Ritz Bros as a helter-skelter trio hopping…
Naughty but Nice has a good quota of laughs and is generally bright, despite a plot at which cynical Tin Pan Alley habitues might look askance. This being Dick Powell's finale for Warners, the studio…
In attempting to delve into the psychopathic reasons why a criminal carries a killer complex, Blind Alley holds moderate interest [Pic is based on a play by James Warwick].
Film version of the Pulitzer prize play [by Zoe Akins from a novel by Edith Wharton] sticks pretty close to the original development and dialog. Therein lies a handicap to success of the piece on the…
Superb direction, excellent casting, expressive playing and fine production offset an uneven screenplay to make Jamaica Inn a gripping version of the Daphne du Maurier novel. Since it's frankly a…
Tarzan Finds a Son carries more credulity and believable jungle adventure than the long list of preceding Tarzan features.
Story structure [from the novel by Jerome Odlum] is a bit thin in spots despite the best efforts of director William Keighley, who isn't always able to cover up. The loyalty theme and seeming…