BEST BET PICNIC: William Inge’s enjoyable comedy-drama tells of a rolling stone (William Holden) who quickly gathers more than his share of lavender-scented moss while stirring up the womenfolk of a placid country town. Ace filmwriter Daniel Taradash (who did From Here to Eternity) has creatively adapted the play for the screen, and Broadway's Joshua Logan makes an impressive debut as a movie director, although one or two of the human relationships in the story are rather sketchily explained. On the whole, a dandy show for adults. With Rosalind Russell, Kim Novak, Susan Strasberg, Arthur O’Connell.
GLORY: Margaret O'Brien, now eighteen and lovely, is the charming star of this outrageously corny racetrack yarn. Fine for kiddies.
THE GOOD DIE YOUNG: A pretentious British melodrama, well acted in spots, about four desperate strangers who plan a holdup together. The Anglo-American cast includes Gloria Grahame, Richard Basehart, Joan Collins, Stanley Baker, Robert Morley.
HEIDI AND PETER: The dubbed-in English dialogue often has a stilted ring, but a pleasant story and magnificent Alpine scenery make this a recommendable item for younger customers.
HELEN OF TROY: A real whopper of a widescreen costume spectacle, with Italy’s stunning Rossana Podesta as the queen with the face that launched a thousand ships. It’s good entertainment despite the presence of every cliché in the swashbuckler repertoire.
TARANTULA: A spider twice as big as a house, and growing bigger by the minute, is the villain in this science-fiction fable. There are a few exciting moments.
The African Lion: Wildlife. Good.
Giimour’s guide to the current crop
All That Heaven Allows: Drama. Fair. Artists and Models: Comedy. Poor.
The Big Knife: Drama. Good.
Blood Alley: Adventure. Fair.
The Colditz Story: Drama. Good.
Count 3 and Pray: Drama. Fair.
Cult of the Cobra: Horror. Poor.
The Dam Busters: Air war. Excellent. The Deep Blue Sea: Drama. Good.
The Desperate Hours: Drama. Excellent. Doctor at Sea: British comedy. Fair. Female on the Beach: Drama. Fair.
5 Against the House: Drama. Fair.
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing: Drama. Fair.
Good Morning, Miss Dove: Small-town comedy-drama. Fair.
The Great Adventure: Wildlife. Excellent.
Guys and Dolls: Musical. Excellent. House of Bamboo: Suspense. Good.
I Am a Camera: Comedy. Fair.
I Died A Thousand Times: Drama. Poor. It’s Always Fair Weather: Satire and musical comedy. Excellent.
Lady and the Tramp: Cartoon. Good. The Left Hand of God: Drama. Fair. Lucy Gallant: Drama. Fair.
A Man Alone: Western. Fair.
Marty: Comedy-drama. Excellent.
The McConnell Story: Aviation drama. Fair.
Mister Roberts: Comedy. Excellent.
My Sister Eileen: Comedy. Fair.
The Night My Number Came Up: British suspense drama. Good.
The Night of the Hunter: Drama. Fair. Passage Home: Sea drama. Fair.
The Phénix City Story: Crime. Good. Queen Bee: Drama. Fair.
Quentin Durward: Adventure. Good.
Rebel Without a Cause: Drama. Fair. Running Wild: Crime. Fair.
The Second Greatest Sex: Open-air operetta. Fair.
The Sheep Has Five Legs: Comedy from France. Excellent.
The Shrike: Psychiatric drama. Fair. Special Delivery: Comedy. Fair. Summertime: Romance. Excellent.
The Tender Trap: Comedy. Good. Tennessee's Partner: Western. Fair.
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