Saturday, September 22, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
As an employee at the United Nations building in New York City, Bob Hope finds himself in charge of an infant abandoned at the UN.
The original idea notwithstanding this is a pedestrian and quite unfunny comedy.
Halliwell (no stars): "Flat sentimental farce which embarrassingly tries to say something about the UN."
Maltin**1/2: "Unwitty Hope vehicle..."
A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.
Talkative, not particularly exciting and very stage set melodrama.
Halliwell**: " Rather faded melodrama (it always was), which is important to Hollywood for introducing such well used figures as the poet idealist hero and the gangster anti-hero, and for giving Bogart his first meary role.
Otherwise, the settings are artificial, the acting theatrical, the development predictable and the dialogue pretentious."
Maltin***1/2: "Stagy, but extremely well-acted and surprisingly fresh. "
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Passionate Friends were in love when young, but separated, and she married an older man and then they meet again.
Meticulously made but cooly told Ménage à trois.
Halliwell**: "A simple and obvious dramatic situation is tricked out with flashbacks and the inimitable high style of its director to make a satisfying entertainment."
Maltin**1/2: "Predictable love triangle among the upper classes, enhanced by strong cast and Lean's craftmanship."