Defeat of the Graf Spee was the first major naval victory for Britain in the last big war. Apart from the strategy involved, it was also an exercise in subterfuge and diplomacy. All these points are…
20th-Fox has an exceptionally well-presented outdoor drama in The Proud Ones. A credible story with excellent dramatic values, direction that sharpens them and builds suspense, and strong…
This is a slow-moving picture whose only action is in the dialog itself. Basically a faithful portrait of Van Gogh, Lust for Life is nonetheless unexciting. It misses out in conveying the color and…
Story is based on a book [by Max Catto] but records actual events.
Jerry Wald's biopicturing of the career of '10 Magic Fingers' is not all the sorrow and woe that the story of Eddy Duchin might suggest. There's no escaping the fact that the pianist's first wife…
Along with the account of the significant historical event, the picture spins an extremely moving wartime love story, distinctively done by a finely performing cast. While the atmosphere and threat…
The old-fashioned 'stop the presses' newspaper yarn has been updated with intelligence and considerable authenticity, and further brightened with crisp dialog from the pen of Casey Robinson. His…
There's more 'mood' than pace in this western entry, but it comes off with a fair classification for the regular outdoor situation because of a number of good action scenes. Script from the Frank…
The inspirational story of a young clergyman is neatly integrated with fighter pilot action in Battle Hymn. Rock Hudson, as Col. Dean Hess, the minister whose story is told, heads the excellent cast.
Of all the fantastic stories to come out of World War II the use by British Naval Intelligence of a corpse to deceive the Germans about the planned invasion of Sicily undoubtedly out-fictions fiction.
Appraising Presley as an actor, he ain't. Not that it makes much difference. There are four songs, and lotsa Presley wriggles thrown in for good measure.