The Sailor Takes a Wife stage play has been given light, broad screen treatment. Production isn't elaborate but has polish, the direction is smooth, and the cast gets the best from the comedy…
Night and Day is a filmusical, based on the career of Cole Porter. It's to the credit of director Mike Curtiz and the combined scripters that they weighed the fruitful elements so intelligently, and…
Angel on My Shoulder deals with Satan's efforts to best his Heavenly adversary at least once. He uses as a tool for the attempt a gangster who wants revenge on the pal who bumped him off.
The Chase is a meller that's taut as sprung steel for 75 minutes of its running time then slackens limply into the commonplace. Yarn [from the novel The Black Path of Fear by Cornell Woolrich]…
Only rabid Dickensians will find fault with the present adaptation, and paradoxically only lovers of Dickens will derive maximum pleasure from the film.
The Virginian stands up pretty well over the years. First filmed in 1914 for the silents, then in 1929 (by Par), the present version of the Owen Wister novel is still a pleasant, flavorsome western…
Strange Holiday is a converted commercial film, turned out in wartime to boost morale of General Motors workers.
Combine of playwright Clifford Odets and director Harold Clurman, two onetime NY Group Theatre stalwarts, should have produced a more plausible murder melodrama of Manhattan than this one. Film has…
The Razor's ed ge has everything for virtually every type of film fan. Fundamentally it's all good cinematurgy. It's a moving picture that moves.
Trademark of John Ford's direction is clearly stamped on the film with its shadowy lights, softly contrasted moods and measured pace, but a tendency is discernible towards stylization for…