The Solid Gold Cadillac: Judy Holliday, younger and prettier than the character in the stage production, is no less amusing in her custom-tailored role as warmhearted Little Miss Nobody who tangles with a squad of big-business bandits. Paul Douglas is a bewildered tycoon who finds himself fighting stalwartly at her side. Broadway’s Abe Burrow+++++s has wittily adapted the play for the screen.
The Had Seed: Child star Patty McCormack's portrayal of an utterly heartless little killer in pigtails is a real spine-tingler. But the eerie impact of the novel and the Broadway play is weakened in the screen version by a new synthetic ending, followed by a silly epilogue presumably intended to send the customers home chuckling instead of shivering.
Dance Little Lady: A complicated British melodrama about a crippled ballerina (Mai Zetterling) whose manager-husband (Terence Morgan) is a sneering rotter in the ripe old hiss-the-villain tradition. As their talented daughter, Mandy Miller again proves she is one of the most gifted juveniles in the movies, but her opportunities are limited.
Run for the Sun: There is a fair amount of entertainment in this suspense yarn about a Hemingway-type novelist (Richard Widmark) who becomes a human target for a gang of fugitive war criminals in Mexico. A shapely magazine writer (Jane Greer) shares his perils, with Trevor Howard as the No. 1 baddie.
The Werewolf: Injected with “wolf serum” while unconscious, an accident victim soon finds himself turning into a slavering, snarling man-beast on the slightest provocation. Rating: poor.
GILMOUR’S GUIDE TO THE CURRENT CROP
The Animal World: Nature story. Fair.
Autumn Leases: Drama. Good.
Away All Boats: War at sea. Fair.
The Birds & the Bees: Comedy. Fair.
The Bold and the Brave: War. Good.
Carousel: Music-drama. Good.
The Catered Affair: Drama. Good.
The Come-On: Crime and sex. Poor.
I)-I>ay, the Sixth of June: War and romance. Fair.
The Eddy Duchin Story: Musical biography. Fair.
The First Texan: Frontier drama. Fair.
French Cancan: Music-drama. Good.
Gahy: War romance. Fair.
Golden Link: Mystery. Poor.
The Great Locomotive Chase: Civil War adventure. Good.
The Harder They Fall: Drama. Good.
Invitation to the Dance: All-ballet, no-talk musical. Fair.
John and Julie: Comedy-adventure.
Good for children.
Johnny Concho: Western. Good.
Juba): Western drama. Good.
The Killing: Crime drama. Excellent.
The King and I: Music-drama, lops.
The Ladykillers: Comedy. Good.
The Last Ten Days: German drama about Hitler. Excellent.
Leather Saint: Comedy. Fair.
Lucky Kid: London drama. Fair.
.Magic Fire: Musical biography. Fair.
The Man Who Knew Too Much: Crime
and suspense. Excellent. S*
Meet Me in Las Vegas: Comedy with music and ballet. Excellent.
Moby Dick: Semi-mystical drama of w'haling men. Excellent.
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