Fat and thin comics romp through familiar routines with few variations, but it's still strong laugh material with capacity to satisfy fans of rowdy slapstick. Picture opens with scene from the…
There are no Freudian angles cluttering up The Web's melodrama. Picture presents a crook who kills because he wants money and power and not because of some psycho-quirk springing from a past incident.
The music of Rimsky-Korsakov and eye value of brilliant color give Song of Scheherazade entertainment elements not otherwise found in the fluffy, ineptly directed and played story. Score contains 10…
Metro throws the full weight of its moneybags into Green Dolphin Street. To salvage the $4 million or so that went into this epic [based on the novel by Elizabeth Goudge], it must primarily count on…
The Paradine Case offers two hours and 11 minutes of high dramatics.
Nora Prentiss is an overlong melodrama, a story of romance between a married man and a girl. But it's never quite believable. Ann Sheridan makes much of her role but the production has unsympathetic…
Desperate is a ripsnorting gangster meller. Yarn [by Dorothy Atlas and Anthony Mann] is strictly one of those things, and not unfamiliar.
The Farmer's Daughter [suggested by a Finnish play by Juhni Tervataa] rolls irresistibly along in a light romantic comedy groove. One of the pic's chief assets is the political tilt given to the…
Irene Dunne and William Powell have captured to a considerable extent the charm of the play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse [based on the book by Clarence Day Jr]. The major humor of the story…
A closeup on prison life and prison methods, Brute Force is a showmanly mixture of gangster melodramatics, sociological exposition, and sex [from a story by Robert Patterson]. The s.a. elements are…
Some will condemn the interminable narrative - even though it's admirably spoken through clenched teeth by James Mason.