CALAMITY JANE: Doris Day and Howard Keel in a Wild West musical comedy that is only phonily western, hardly ever comical, and only mildly musical.
A DAY TO REMEMBER: A charming mademoiselle named Odile Versois does more than her share in brightening up this harmless but hackneyed British comedy. It’s about some English dart players who enjoy a one-day outing in ze naughty France.
KISS ME KATE: Cole Porter’s Broadway musical (via Shakespeare) has been toned down for the screen, but the songs are as wonderful as ever.
SO BIG: Jane Wyman’s intelligent acting helps somewhat in galvanizing Hollywood’s third filming of Edna Ferber’s mother-love saga. She's a valiant farmwife who wants her boy to be an architect.
TROUBLE IN STORE: The corn is piled high in this British department-store romp, but it offers the promising debut of Norman Wisdom, a sad little clown who is sometimes a very funny gent. THE WILD ONE: A violent, frightening and quite distasteful melodrama about a gang of hoodlum cyclists (led by Marlon Brando) who terrorize a sleepy town. Some of the acting is excellent.
> Gilmour Rates
The Actress: Comedy. Excellent.
The All-American: Campus drama. Fair. All I Desire: Drama. Fair.
All the Brothers were Valiant: Drama ashore and afloat. Fair.
Back to God’s Country: Outdoor mellerdrammer. Poor.
The Band Wagon: Musical. Excellent. The Beggar's Opera: Musical. Good. Blowing Wild: Oil drama. Poor. Blueprint For Murder: Mystery. Good. Botany Bay: Sea drama. Fair.
Both Sides of the Law: British drama of women police. Fair.
Breakdown: Boxing drama. Fair. Breaking the Sound Barrier: Jet-pilot
aviation thriller. Excellent.
Call Me Madam: Musical. Tops. Captain's Paradise: Comedy. Excellent. Conquest of Everest: Actuality dram«
of mountain climbers. Excellent.
The Cruel Sea: Navy drama. Excellent. Dangerous Crossing: Mystery. Fair. Devil’s Canyon: 3-D in jail. Fair.
East of Sumatra: Adventure. Fair.
Escape From Fort Bravo: Cavalry vs.
Injuns western. Good.
Folly to be Wise: Comedy. Fair.
From Here to Eternity: Army-camp
Genevieve: British comedy. Good.
Grand Concert: Russian musical. Good. Great Sioux Uprising: Western. Poor. Half A Hero: Domestic comedy. Good. Here Come the Girls: Comedy. Fair.
How to Marry a Millionaire: Romantic comedy in CinemaScope. Good. Inferno: 3-D desert drama. Fair. Innocents in Paris: Comedy. Good. Island in the Sky: Drama. Good.
I, the Jury: Whodunit. Poor.
It Should Happen To You: Satirical comedy. Excellent.
Jack Slade: Western. Poor.
The Juggler: Drama. Excellent.
Julius Caesar: Shakespeare. Excellent. Kiss Me Kate: Musical. Good.
The Last Posse: Western. Good.
Lat i Lovers: Romantic comedy. Fair.
Lili: Musical fantasy. Excellent.
A Lion is in the Streets: Drama. Fair. Little Boy Lost: Drama. Good.
Main St. To Broadway: Show-business comedy-drama. Poor.
Malta Story: Air-war drama. Good.
Man from the Alamo: Western. Fair. Martin Luther: Drama. Good.
The Maze: Horror in 3-D. Fair. Mogambo: Jungle comedy. Excellent. Money From Home: Martin & Lewis
The Moon Is Blue: Comedy. Good.
The Moonlighters: Western. Poor.
O.K., Nero: Italian farce. Poor.
Remains to be Seen: Comedy. Fair. Return to Paradise: South sea comedydrama. Good.
Ride, Vaquero!: Western. Poor.
The Robe: CinemaScope epic. Good. Roman Holiday: Comedy. Excellent.
The Sea Around Us: Actuality. Fair. Shane: Western. Excellent.
Story of Gilbert and Sullivan: Musical biography. Good.
The Sun Shines Bright: Drama. Poor. Sword and the Rose: Drama. Fair.
Those Redheads from Seattle: Yukon
drama plus music. Fair.
Thunder Bay: Oil drama. Fair.
Torch Song: Musical drama. Good.
The Vanquished: Drama. Poor.
Vice Squad: Police drama. Good.
Vicki: Murder melodrama. Fair.
Walking My Baby Back Home: Comedy and music. Poor.
Wings of the Hawk: Western. Fair. Young Bess: Historical drama. Good.
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