Maclean’s Movies

Maclean’s Movies

CLYDE GILMOUR June 7 1958
Maclean’s Movies

Maclean’s Movies

CLYDE GILMOUR June 7 1958

Maclean’s Movies

CLYDE GILMOUR

BEST BET

RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP: Lieut. Burt Lancaster and Cmdr. Clark Gable of Uncle Sam’s navy are partnered in this tough, realistic drama of submarine warfare in the Pacific in 1943. Happily, there is a bare minimum of the seemingly inevitable hokum among the crew, including the “unlucky” lad who is clearly marked for death.

DANGEROUS EXILE: A cloak-anddagger costume melodrama from Britain, bulging with clichés but mildly diverting. The locale is a Welsh island and the period sometime shortly after the French Revolution. With Belinda Lee, Louis Jourdan, Keith Michel!, Anne Heywood. Finlay Currie.

PARIS HOLIDAY: Hollywood’s Bob Hope and France’s Fernandel share both the laughter and the tedium in this noisy but sluggish farce, in which Mr. H. gets mixed up with a gang of counterfeiters. Martha Hyer and Anita Ekbcrg are also involved. Rating: fair.

ROONEY: Perhaps for the first time in movie history, a garbage man is the hero of the story in this pleasant British comedy starring John Gregson. The setting is Dublin, and our boy is surrounded by a blithe squad of spalpeens young and old, including Barry Fitzgerald, Noel Purcell and L.iom Redmond. The title song is uncommonly bouncy and hummable.

ST. LOUIS BLUES: A disappointing screen biography of the late W. C. Handy, the father of the blues, with a thin and bloodless story and not even a generous amount of music by way of compensation. With Nat King Cole, Hartha Kitt, Ella Fitzgerald.

TOUCH OF EVIL: Occasional flashes of his old-time brilliance merely accentuate the general confusion and arty pretensions of this Orson Welles vehicle. He wrote it and directed it and appears in it as a ruthless detective who plants incriminating evidence on his suspects. With Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and an intriguing "guest” bit by Marlene Dietrich as a senior brunette.

GILMOUR’S GUIDE TO THE CURRENT CROP

Albert Schweitzer: Documentary. Good.

All at Sea: British comedy. Good.

All Mine to Give: Drama. Fair.

Bitter Victory: War drama. Fair.

The Bridge on the River Kwai: Action drama. Tops.

The Brothers Karamazov: Drama. Good.

Carve Her Name With Bride: True-life espionage drama. Good.

Chase a Crooked Shadow: British

suspense thriller. Good.

Cinerama Holiday: Ultra-widescreen

travelogue. Good.

Cowboy: Western. Good.

Cry Terror!: Suspense. Good.

Davy: Drama with music. Fair.

Desire Under the F.lms: Sexy farm melodrama. Good.

The Enemy Below: War at sea. Good.

The Female Animal: Drama. Poor.

The Gift of Love: Drama. Fair.

Golden Age of Comedy: Medley of

silent-screen souvenirs. Good.

The Gypsy and the Gentleman: Costume

melodrama. Fair.

High Cost of Loving: Comedy. Good.

High Flight: Air-force drama. Fair.

I Accuse!: Historical drama. Good.

The Lady Takes a Flyer: Aviation adventure-romance. Fair.

Lafayette Escadrille: Air-war and

romance. Poor.

The I.ast Paradise: Tropical semidocumentary. Fair.

The Long, Hot Summer: Deep South

comedy-drama. Good.

Marjorie Morningstar: Show-business

romantic drama. Good.

Merry Andrew: Comedy. Good.

Miracle in Soho: Comedy. Fair.

The Naked Truth: Comedy. Good.

The Pajama Game: Musical. Excellent.

Paths of Glory: Drama. Excellent.

Peyton Place: Drama. Good.

Raintree County: “Epic” drama. Fair.

Saddle the Wind: Western. Good.

Sayonara: Japan drama. Good.

Screaming Mimi: Suspense. Poor.

The Sheepman: Western comedydrama. Good.

The Silken Affair: Comedy. Fair.

The Story of Vickie: Historical

comedy-drama. Fair.

Teacher’s Pet: Comedy. Good.

3:10 to Yuma: Western. Good.

Underwater W'arrior: Frogman comedydrama. Fair.

Violent Playground: Drama. Fair.

Wild is the Wind: Sexy farm melodrama. Good.

W'indom’s Way: Drama. Good.

Witness for the Prosecution: Courtroom comedy-drama. Good.

The Young Lions: War drama. Good.