Primarily escapist fare, Buffalo Bill is a super-western and often a tear-jerker. Filming it in colorful outdoor panorama, Harry A. Sherman has made it a magnificent production.
Preston Sturges brings to the screen the compelling biography of Dr W.T.G. Morton, who in 1844 discovered anaesthesia. The film [from the book by Rene Fulop-Muller] is the story of the romance, the…
Despite usual good Russian photography, a powerful score, a couple of nice performances and flashes of original direction, Ivan the Terrible has so much that is tiresome, has so little action, and…
With an eye to the lucrative box-office of its Casablanca, the brothers Warner turned out another epic of similar genre in a none-too-literal adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel To Have and Have…
As David O. Selznick screenplayed his own production, from Margaret Buell Wilder's [adaptation of her own] book, Since You Went Away is a heart-warming panorama of human emotions, reflecting the…
Prime trouble with Follow the Boys is its over-generosity. The running time shows that a good thing can be overdone.
Cross tells the story of seven men who escape from a concentration camp, and it follows the death or capture of six of them. Upon their escape the camp's commandant has ordered seven trees stripped…
Meet Me in St. Louis is wholesome in story [from the book by Sally Benson], colorful both in background and its literal Technicolor, and as American as the World's Series.
Broadway Rhythm is a typical backstage filmusical wheeled out in the usual Metro elaborate and colorful style. Displaying group of toprank specialties and names among the entertainers, the fragile…
Maxwell Anderson's stage hit of the 1942-43 season was a subtle flag-waver whose basic purposes were shrouded by the always terse, down-to-earth dialog of American doughboys, pre- and post-Pearl…