As a doting father embroiled in a harsh custody battle with his ex-wife, Bing Crosby gives an appealing and sensitive performance. Character of Earl Carleton, a successful businessman embittered by a…
Nelson was a member of the notorious Dillinger gang that scourged the midwest circa 1933. The script [from a story by Robert Adler] makes him a ruthless, trigger-happy, coldblooded killer.
On celluloid Jesse James has had more lives than a cat, and The True Story of Jesse James suggests it's time screenwriters let him roll over and play dead for real and reel. In past reworkings of the…
Grim drama deals with an old man (Victor Sjostrom) who is on his way to get an honorary doctorate degree after 50 years as a doctor. He is accompanied by his daughter-in-law (Ingrid Thulin). The trip…
The production carries a contrived plot but under Richard Thorpe's deft direction unfolds smoothly. Director has been wise enough to allow Elvis Presley (in his third starrer) his own style, and…
Based on Charlotte Hastings' play Uncertain Joy, this emerges as a run-of-mill domestic drama. It has a touch too much of sentimentality and many situations are implausible.
Rene Clair returns to the lower class suburbs and milieu used for his best prewar pix. However, he has come up with a light tale which wavers between comedy and drama, making a slight, fragile pic.
Film even ran into censorship trouble in France via its emphasis on sex, and was shorn of its more intimate sensual aspects. Lagging, familiar storyline is of the passion and drama which a sexy…
J.B. Priestley's homely and colorful yarn of a thirdrate touring company makes a pedestrian musical. Much of the characterization and writing quality of the original is lost in the conventional…
The title stems from the billing given the late Universal, later Metro, star, Lon Chaney by an alert publicity man. The screenplay, based on a story by Ralph Wheelwright, is mainly concerned with…