DANGEROUS WHEN WET: Esther Williams as a Channel swimmer, Fernando Lamas as a French champagne salesman who adores her, in a frothy water-musical which adds up to quite a bit of fun.
THE GIRL NEXT DOOR: This was the last movie June Haver made before entering a convent. Almost any of her earlier efforts might have been a worthier adieu to her public, although Dan Dailey and Dennis Day contribute a few lively moments.
IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE: Except for the gimmick value of fairly good 3-D photography and the reassuring thought that other planets may not want to destroy Earth, this is a quite conventional specimen of science fiction on the screen.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIU: Watch for this 1933 British item if it pops up in your vicinity as a reissue. It compares advantageously with most of the current crop of historical comedy-dramas.
THE SILVER WHIP: A laughing gunman (Dale Robertson), a heroworshipping youngster (Robert Wagner) and a rugged sheriff (Rory Calhoun) briskly involved in a competent little western.
SOMBRERO: A rambling, overcrowded chronicle of events both
farcical and tragic in a steamy Mexican village, with an expensive cast including Cyd Charisse, Pier Angeli, Yvonne de Carlo and Ricardo Montalban. Excellent Technicolor.
SOUTH SEA WOMAN: Marine Sergeant Burt Lancaster's courtmartial introduces a series of flashbacks explaining how he and a buddy (Chuck Connors) got mixed up with a show girl (Virginia Mayo) on a tropic isle. Funny in spots, but it tries too hard.
TIMES GONE BY: There are nine separate stories in this Italian
omnibus, and some of them are arty or tedious, but the best two or three of them are amusingly adult.
Arena: 3-D rodeo western. Fair.
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms: Sea fantasy. Fair.
Brandy for the Parson: Comedy. Fair. Call Me Madam: Musical. Tops.
The Cruel Sea: Navy drama. Excellent. Cry of the Hunted: Drama. Fair. Desert Song: Musical. Fair.
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