Maclean’s Movies

Maclean’s Movies

CLYDE GILMOUR August 18 1956
Maclean’s Movies

Maclean’s Movies

CLYDE GILMOUR August 18 1956

Maclean’s Movies

CLYDE GILMOUR

BEST BET The King and I: Yul Brynner as the taunting but tenderhearted king of Siam in the 1860s. Deborah Kerr as a valiant English governess in his palace, are brilliantly matched in this newest and finest of the Rodgers-and-Hammerstein music dramas to reach the screen. Both performances are of Oscar-winning calibre. Lovely music, a stirring story and rare visual splendor help make the film one of 1956's top attractions.

The Tast Ten Days: Full of remorse and horror but almost totally free of hysterical overemphasis, this is a spellbinding German dramatization of Hitler's final downfall and death. Albin Skoda convincingly impersonates the unlamented Fuehrer.

Moby Dick: Herman Melville's famous novel about a satanic superwhale has been turned into a strong and eye-filling movie by John Huston, although the mystic overtones in the story are still far from easy to interpret. Gregory Peck does reasonably well as Captain Ahab, the leviathan’s obsessed pursuer.

Stranger at My Door: A frontier preacher, a homicidal young outlaw and a ferocious wild horse are the main figures in a fair-enough offbeat western. With Macdonald Carey, Skip Homeier.

That Certain Feeling: Some very funny scenes and a few biting wisecracks alternate with boringly slow episodes and a general air of overeffort in the latest Bob Hope comedy. It has to do with comic-strip geniuses and their zany cosmos. Good cast includes Fva Marie Saint, George Sanders, Pearl Bailey.