On the same grand scale of pictorial elaborateness which characterized Thief of Bagdad, Alexander Korda brings again to the screen the diminutive East Indian player, Sabu, in a film version of…
Thunder Rock is a remarkable piece of technical work. Its treatment of the subject [a newspaperman gains new hope through visions of drowned people] is realistic.
Maurine Watkins' play [Chicago] of a girl who basks in the publicity spotlight for a brief period when accused of murder is broadly embellished via the screenplay by Nunnally Johnson and direction by…
Story [by Howard Emmett Rogers] of vaudeville troupers before and during the First World War is obvious, naive and sentimental. It's also genuine and affectionate and lively.
In The Magnificent Ambersons, Orson Welles devotes 9,000 feet of film to a spoiled brat who grows up as a spoiled, spiteful young man. This film hasn't a single moment of contrast; it piles on and on…
Producer-director Leo McCarey develops hit tale at a decidedly slow pace, and despite the overlength footage, succeeds in holding attention most of the way through.
If all the energy used by Mickey Rooney in making Babes on Broadway could be assembled in one place, there would be enough to sustain a flying fortress in the stratosphere from Hollywood to New York…
Taken from a Collier mag story [Little Pinks] by Damon Runyon, this is a Cinderella-like fable of a Broadway cafe-singing golddigger who becomes more human long after a fall cripples her for life…
Most important factors of Joan of Paris are the American screen debuts of Michele Morgan and Paul Henreid, RKO importations, with each of the pair getting away to fine start. Story [from an original…
The idea of presenting Veronica Lake as the heroine of an exciting melodrama has its merits. But the material selected is distinctly unsuited to her. It is a very involved yarn by Graham Greene which…