Central character in the plot [from a novel by Nigel Balchin] is Sammy Rice, scientist and research worker, whose lame foot has made him a complex individual. Although becoming extremely unpopular by…
Sustained, lightweight comedy scoring a continual succession of laughs.
Caught is an out-and-out soap opera on film. The performances are topnotch and consistent. So is the direction and physical production dressing. Where film falls down is in the rather ordinary story…
Bob Hope's name toplining Lover tips that there'll be little of the Valentino about its amours. Its venture into comedic, never-never doings is well suited to Hope's brash antics. It never bursts…
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…
The loves and escapades of the fabulous Don Juan are particularly adapted to the screen abilities of Errol Flynn and he gives them a flair that pays off strongly.
Whirlpool is a highly entertaining, exciting melodrama that combines the authentic features of hypnosis.
The film introduces tenor Mario Lanza, recruited from grand opera. His voice, when he's singing opera, is excellent. He's no great actor but handles his thesping chores adequately.
Despite a rather weak title, House of Strangers is a strong picture. Edward G. Robinson plays a New York eastside Italian banker who switches from barbering to money-lending when he discovers 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…
"The Lady from Shanghai" is okay boxoffice. It's exploitable and has Rita Hayworth's name for the marquees. Entertainment value suffered from the striving for effect that features Orson Welles'…