“The Entertainer” is not a great play, but it is a historical one. Not only did John Osborne's portrait of clapped-out vaudevillian Archie Rice encapsulate the England of its time, it occasioned a…
LONDON — Jean Kent, one of the biggest British film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 92. Kent was injured in a fall at her home in Suffolk, England, on Thursday, and died in hospital…
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Edmund Purdom, best known for his role as Prince Karl in the 1954 MGM musical "Student Prince," died Jan. 1 of natural causes in Rome, Italy.
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It took a lot of moolah - U says $12 million - and two years of intensive work to bring Spartacus to the screen. Film justifies the effort. There is solid dramatic substance, purposeful and…
The Bard pulled no punches in his dramatization of Richard III, and Laurence Olivier's filmization likewise portrays him as a ruthless and unscrupulous character, who stops at nothing to obtain the…
This is picture-making at its best, and its showing must be done with the dignity it deserves. Exhibs should be warned that Hamlet is rich in qualities that don't readily blend with the usual…
'Rebecca' is an artistic success whose b.o. lure will be limited. Picture is noteworthy in its literal translation of Daphne du Maurier's novel to the screen, presenting all of the sombreness and…
"Wuthering Heights" will have to depend on class audiences. Its general sombreness and psychological tragedy is too heavy for general appeal. With that setup, and lacking socko marquee dressing…
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