A basically good idea for a film melodrama [from a novel by Eleazar Lipsky] is cluttered up with too many unnecessary side twists and turns, and the presentation is uncomfortably overlong.
Broderick Crawford is fine as a cop who poses as a hood to overthrow racketeers who've been shaking down dock workers on the waterfront. Fist fights, gunfire and some salty dialog and sexy interludes…
Composer-librettist Gian-Carlo Menotti, who surprised Broadway by turning out two successive operas, The Med ium and The Consul, that became legit hits, turns film director and makes The Med ium into…
Nominal stars of the piece [suggested by a play by Caesar Dunn] are Gene Tierney and John Lund, but it is Thelma Ritter who glitters the brightest, having been given the pivotal character and…
The plot is a variation of an old theme, but it comes out with a nice fresh coat of paint. A young research scientist invents a cloth that is everlasting and dirt resisting. The textile industry sees…
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Story is laid on a small Scottish island, cut off from the mainland. Principals are two scientists, the daughter of one, and a newspaperman, there to observe the effect of a strange planet that is…
The Magic Box is a picture of great sincerity and integrity, superbly acted and intelligently directed. Biopic of William Friese-Greene, the British motion picture pioneer, is charged with real life…
The Lemon Drop Kid is neither true Damon Runyon, from whose short story of the same title it was adapted [story by Edmund Beloin], nor is it very funny Bob Hope.
With The Lavender Hill Mob, Ealing clicks with another comedy winner.
In the Lady with the Lamp, Anna Neagle adds another portrait to her screen gallery of famous women. Her characterization of Florence Nightingale is a sincerely moving study.