TEACHER’S PET: In spite of the fact that it becomes unaccountably slow and solemn toward the finish, this is a bright enjoyable comedy about bigcity newspaperdom. Clark Gable, a self-made city editor, despises academic punditry. Tongue in cheek, he enrolls (under a phony name) in Doris Day’s night-school journalism class. Gig Young contributes a lively portrayal of a famed psychologist with a sense of humor.
THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV:
Writer-director Richard Brooks has done a solid job of filming Dostoevski’s formidable novel about the loves and hates of a guilt-ridden family in nineteenth-century Russia. The able cast includes Canada’s William Shatner, Yul Brynner, Lee J. Cobb, Maria Schell, Richard Basehart.
CHASE A CROOKED SHADOW: Heiress Anne Baxter’s villa in Spain is invaded by a mysterious stranger (Richard Todd) who claims to be her supposedly dead brother, and soon a net of ever-tightening terror is closing around her. A good suspense thriller. With Herbert Lorn, Alexander Knox.
A FAREWELL TO ARMS: This long and often boring tearjerker is a disappointing remake of a 1932 film based on Ernest Hemingway's novel. The widescreen murals of the Italian and Swiss mountains during the 1914-1X war, however, are undeniably spectacular. Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones and Vittorio I3e Sica top the cast.
FORT DOBBS: Clint Walker of TV renown is an old-fashioned western hero —tall, strong, silent, and courteous to man and beast—in a routine settlersversus-redskins melodrama. Virginia Mayo is the comely widder-woman he protects against the savages.
THE QUIET AMERICAN: Audie Murphy is a bland do-gooder from Texas and Michael Redgrave is an empty and cynical English journalist, both of whom are unhappily involved in Indo-China’s ideological turmoil. A garrulous but interesting and civilized screen version of the Graham Greene novel.
WALK INTO HELL: A stalwart Aussie (Chips Rafferty) and a gorgeous French doctor (Françoise Christophe) penetrate into New Guinea’s headhunter regions in a fair adventure drama.
GILMOUR’S GUIDE TO THE CURRENT CROP
AH Mine to Give: Drama. Fair.
April Love: Comedy-drama. Good. Bolshoi Ballet: Russian dancers in
Bonjour Tristesse: Idle-rich drama. Fair.
The Bridge on the River Kwai: Action drama. Tops.
The Brothers Rico: Suspense. Good. Campbell’s Kingdom: Adventure. Good. Davy: Drama with music. Fair.
Decision Against Time: Drama. Good. Desire Under the Elms: Sexy farm
Don’t Go Near the Water: Navy-base comedy. Good.
The Enemy Below: War at sea. Good. Escapade in Japan: Adventurecomedy. Good.
The Hard Man: Western. Good.
A Hatful of Rain: Drama. Good.
High Flight: Air-force drama. Fair.
How to Murder a Rich Uncle: British
The I.ast Bridge: War drama. Good. Legend of the Lost: Adventure. Fair.
Les Girls: Musical. Excellent.
Lucky Jim: Comedy. Fair.
Man in the Shadow: Western. Good. Merry Andrew: Comedy. Good.
Miracle in Soho: Comedy. Fair.
The Naked Truth: Comedy. Good.
No Down Payment: Drama. Fair.
Old Yeller: Boy-and-dog story. Good
The One That Got Away: Escape drama.
Operation Mad Ball: Comedy. Good.
The Pajama Game: Musical. Excellent.
Paths of Glory: Drama. Excellent.
Peyton Place: Drama. Good.
Raintree County: “Epic” drama. Fair. Robbery Under Arms: Adventure in Australia. Good.
Sayonara: Drama. Good.
The 7 Hills of Rome: Mario Lanza musical comedy. Fair.
The Shiralee: Adventure and drama in Australia. Excellent.
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