Sorry, Wrong Number is a real chiller. Film is a fancily dressed co-production by Hal B. Wallis and Anatole Litvak. Pair has smoothly coordinated efforts to give strong backing to the Lucille…
With "I Remember Mama," RKO is spreading a layer of warm and deeply moving nostalgia. Based on the John van Druten legiter, [and the novel, Mama's Bank Account, by Kathryn Forbes] the film…
A double-barreled gangster film, The Street with No Name ranks at the top of the list of documentary-type productions which have been rolling out of the 20th-Fox lot. This pic has a lean, tough…
Portrait of Jennie is an unusual screen romance. The story of an ethereal romance between two generations is told with style, taste and dignity.
This film version of Elmer Rice's smash play has strong comedy, with a few moving scenes. It has romantic appeal, lots of color and action, and a satisfying ending.
A crisp melodrama is The Dark Past which Columbia remade from its 1939 release, Blind Alley [and the play of that title by James Warwick].
Picture teams Joan Fontaine and Louis Jourdan as co-stars and they prove to be a solid combination. Both turn in splendid performances in difficult parts that could easily have been overplayed.
Another Part of the Forest backtracks 20 years from The Little Foxes, Lillian Hellman's play, showing the same family of Hubbards and how they got to be that way in Foxes.
Sleep, My Love manages a fair share of suspense and adds up to okay melodrama. Plot gets off to a strong start and windup is high melodrama that brings off the finale on a fast note.
Performances are of top quality all down the line, with Gable and Turner pacing the playing. Story line makes a direct play for the tear ducts and has heart. These two factors overcome some patness…