Title refers to the theft of $5 million in platinum ingots - by a gang composed of a deported Italian mobster and four amateurs.
Abraham Polonsky's screenplay adaptation of Richard Dougherty's novel The Commissioner is tough and to the point, bringing out the side issue problems but without dallying with them overmuch.
Charly boasts a most intriguing premise - a variation on the Pygmalion theme in which a mentally retarded adult 'grows up' as the result of a brain operation.
This translation of the 1947 legituner [music by Burton Lane, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg] is a light, pastoral fantasy with civil rights angles, underscored by comedy values.
Ivy is at bottom an innocuous romantic comedy, not unlike those cranked out regularly in the 1940s, without sufficiently high-powered drama, clever humor or moving romance to offer. What little force…
All the charm of two-reel comedy, as well as all the resulting tedium when the concept is distended to 10 reels, is evident in The Party.
Though purporting to take place in New Mexico during the 19th century, this $5 million film was actually shot on location in Almeria, Spain, but doesn't look it.
Very good writing, excellent acting, zesty direction and pacing, and handsome production make this story of computer embezzlement a strong laugh-getter. Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith and Karl Malden…
Despite a certain amount of production dash and polish and a few silly-funny lines of dialog, Barbarella isn't very much of a film. Based on what has been called an adult comic strip [by Jean Claude…
An okay Doris Day comedy, well cast with Robert Morse and Terry-Thomas. On November 9, 1965, large parts of the eastern US were blacked out. Almost six months later, this film was announced. Some 15…
Much of the unfoldment [of this adaptation of Bernard Malamud's novel] is in the filthy prison cell of its chief protagonist, a Jew accused of the murder of a young boy but never formally charged.