Pinky is the tag hung by Negroes on a member of their own race who is light-skinned enough to pass for white. In this case it is made clear that Jeanne Crain had passed herself off as ofay for a…
Adapted from a Ring Lardner short story of the same title, Champion is a stark, realistic study of the boxing rackets and the degeneracy of a prizefighter.
The John Patrick play has grown in range of feeling on the screen, although the essentials of the legit staging have not been changed.Its background is the Second World War and the setting is an army…
Malaya is a pulp-fiction, wartime adventure yarn, based on a factual incident early in the fighting, that takes the customer for a pretty fancy chimerical flight.
The rise and fall of a backwoods political messiah, and the mark he left on the American scene, is given graphic celluloid treatment in All the King's Men.
Compton Mackenzie's novel, on which the pic is based, is unfolded on a Hebridean island in 1943. Only sign of the war is the local Home Guard, but a major disaster occurs when the island runs out of…
The Accused exploits fear and emotional violence into a high grade melodrama. The screenplay is based on a novel [Be Still, My Love] by June Truesdell and is class scripting. Director William…
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.
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…