Producer Michael Balcon sent director Harry Watt to Australia with a mandate to make a picture representative of that continent. Watt spent five months soaking up the atmosphere. In the Federal Food…
With the emphasis on a woman's struggle within herself over the ethics of behavior following her husband's death, this WB dramatization of the Clare Jaynes novel Instruct My Sorrows is okay.
Black Beauty, another of the Hollywood equine species, is none too promising. It lacks marquee names and adult entertainment values, though it's the sort of item that the youngsters would relish.
Undercurrent is heavy drama with femme appeal. Picture [from Thelma Strabel's novel You Were There deals with psychology angle in which a weak, uncertain man uses lies, theft and even murder to…
Playing a discharged naval flier returning home from the Pacific first to find his wife unfaithful, then to find her murdered and himself in hiding as the suspect, Alan Ladd does a bangup job…
This whodunit [from the novel by Christianna Brand] has the unusual setting of an emergency wartime hospital with the operating theatre as the scene of two apparently clueless murders. Wounded by a…
This one's a picnic for Abbott & Costello fans, replete with trowelled-on slapstick, corned-up gags and farcical plot.
Around the frail structure of a story [by Aubrey Wisberg] about a schizophrenic Paris police inspector who becomes an insane killer at night, a tight combination of direction, camerawork and musical…
Individual performances are expert, with a few standouts, in miming the situations in the script by Keith Winter, but it fails to stir more than a modest response. Script, taken from an original…
Taken from Ernest Hemingway's story of the same title, picture is a hard-hitting example of forthright melodrama in the best Hemingway style.
Trademark of John Ford's direction is clearly stamped on the film with its shadowy lights, softly contrasted moods and measured pace, but a tendency is discernible towards stylization for…