RKO has turned out an absorbing, sensitive story of tolerance and child understanding in The Boy with Green Hair.
Picture teams Joan Fontaine and Louis Jourdan as co-stars and they prove to be a solid combination. Both turn in splendid performances in difficult parts that could easily have been overplayed.
Another Part of the Forest backtracks 20 years from The Little Foxes, Lillian Hellman's play, showing the same family of Hubbards and how they got to be that way in Foxes.
Scott of the Antarctic should be not only a magnificent eye-filling spectacle but also a stirring adventure. But the director's affinity to the documentary technique robs the subject of much of its…
Performances are of top quality all down the line, with Gable and Turner pacing the playing. Story line makes a direct play for the tear ducts and has heart. These two factors overcome some patness…
The Snake Pit is a standout among class melodramas. Based on Mary Jane Ward's novel, picture probes into the processes of mental illness with a razor-sharp forthrightness, giving an open-handed…
Command Decision is a literate war drama, presented with a class touch. It tells of the Second World War from the top level of heavy brass, but with a slant that makes the star-wearers human. There's…
Using Robert Louis Stevenson's The Black Arrow for the takeoff, Columbia has made an action-filled cloak-and-dagger romance. The picture is virtually a western of lethal combat, hard riding, intrigue…
La Terra Trema, Luchino Visconti's second directorial effort (after Ossessione), is a ponderous, fragmentary tale of Sicilian fishermen and their troubles [inspired by Giovanni Verga's novel I…
Fine as this fourth production of Tolstoy's novel is (Fox 1915, Metro 1927 and 1935), it misses greatness and has tedious stretches.
Setting for the story is the west of 1867 and the outdoor locations have been magnificently lensed as a telling backdrop for the dramatics. Lamar Trotti has put together an ace screenplay from a…