A fine sensitive story, a brilliant child star and a polished cast, headed by Ralph Richardson and Michele Morgan, combine to make The Fallen Idol a satisfying piece of intelligent entertainment.
Louisiana Story is a documentary-type story told almost purely in camera terms. It has a slender, appealing story, moments of agonizing suspense, vivid atmosphere and superlative photography.
The Erich Maria Remarque novel, by very suggestion of authorship and the Lewis Milestone association, conjures up analogy to the now classic All Quiet, the post-First World War film, also from a…
Great merit of the story is that it seems like a happy improvisation. None of the elaborate and necessary scaffolding is apparent, and when Michael Wilding as a younger son of a noble family, needing…
I Walk Alone is tight, hard-boiled melodrama. A number of unusually tough sequences are spotted. One, in particular, is bloody beating handed out to Burt Lancaster by a trio of bruisers who spare no…
The Three Musketeers is a swaggering, tongue-in-cheek treatment of picturesque fiction, extravagantly presented.
Of the four stories [from originals by Somerset Maugham] that make up the film, the first and last are the most intriguing. The Facts of Life [directed by Ralph Smart] is a superbly told piece of a…
Easter Parade is a musical with old and new Irving Berlin tunes and standout dance numbers. The Berlin score includes 17 songs, seven new and 10 from his extensive catalog.
Film is a costumer laid 'in the days' (sic) of Emperor Franz Joseph, and is played to the hilt by Crosby, Joan Fontaine and their supporting cast. Picture has a free-and-easy air that perfectly…
Adapted from a bestseller by Norman Collins and set in a typical house in a typical street, the plot depicts the struggles and hopes of a group of ordinary people.