The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex is a lavishly-produced historical drama, the first picture to be released using the new fast Technicolor negative, and improved processing methods.
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.