In attempting to sketch a portrait of a bigtime casino operator, screenwriter Richard Brooks has jammed the yarn [based on a novel by Edward Harris Heth] with too many subordinate characterizations…
You're My Everything is practically a synthesis of all the backstage musicals ever filmed including the songs. The direction doesn't perceptibly freshen the material [based on a story by George…
With Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers The Barkleys of Broadway is an ace dance fest, presenting them at their terpsichorean best against a production background that is Metro at its lushest. However…
I Shot Jesse James is a character study of the man who felled the west's most famous outlaw with a coward's bullet. It's an interesting treatment that doesn't overlook necessary plot and action.
An intriguing theme, good cast and tight direction combine to make The Walking Hills an out-of-the-way westerner.
Sustained, lightweight comedy scoring a continual succession of laughs.
Out of Irving Shulman's grim novel, The Amboy Dukes, Maxwell Shane has whipped together a hardhitting and honest film on juvenile delinquency.
The Heiress is a meticulous reproduction of the Victorian scene, so faithful to its mores that it is a museum piece.
As a character study, Madame Bovary is interesting to watch, but hard to feel. It is a curiously unemotional account of some rather basic emotions. However, the surface treatment of Vincente…
Anna Lucasta, reverting the tale from the legit Negro cast to an all-white ensemble, is no bowl of wheaties for the kiddies.
The tight-lipped scowl, the hunched shoulders that rear themselves for the kill, the gargoyle speech, the belching gunfire of a trigger-happy paranoiac - one with a mother complex, no less - these…