The initial production of Jack H. Harris, a regional distrib in the Philadelphia area, The Blob had a reported budget of $240,000. Story, from an idea by Irvine H. Millgate, will tax the imagination…
Frank Sinatra goes soldiering in this adaptation of Joe David Brown's novel, Kings Go Forth. It's a simple, rather straightforward action-romance, laid against the attractive background of the French…
Bachelor of Hearts is a switch on A Yank at Oxford, and might have been more simply titled A German at Cambridge. It is a facetious, rather embarrassing glimpse of life at Cambridge University. Since…
Ernest Hemingway's introspective one-episode novelette, The Old Man and the Sea, is virtually a one-character film, the spotlight being almost continuously on Spencer Tracy as the old Cuban fisherman…
South Pacific is a compelling entertainment. The songs, perennial favorites, are mated to a sturdy James A. Michener story [from his Tales of the South Pacific]. Combination boffo.
This version of the drama of the Dreyfus case, one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in history, makes strong, if plodding, entertainment.
Wind across the Everglades is a worthy attempt to make a picture about early efforts of the Audubon Society to preserve the bird wild life of Florida. It is an 'interesting' picture, with some…
The Geisha Boy is a good Jerry Lewis comedy, one that rips along with never a backward glance at shattered remnants of plot behind it. Frank Tashlin, who wrote and directed, loads in wild sight and…
Murder by Contract is the story of a paid killer. The production has the benefit of mounting suspense, after a haphazard opening, and the story is sufficiently interesting.
About average in its war story telling, China Doll has a field day with the warmth and humor of a romance between a burly air corps captain and a fragile oriental beauty.
Based on a successful TV serial by Peter Key, the yarn concerns a creature from outer space secreted in a radioactive cloud on the mountain of Trollenberg in Switzerland. The mysterious disappearance…