CRY TERROR!: Rod Steiger (left) as a master-criminal, Inger Stevens and James Mason as his terrorized hostages, and Jack Kingman as an assistant badman are prominent in this crisp, tightly plotted suspense thriller. It was written, directed and co-produced by the versatile Andrew L. Stone, who knows how to combine tension and plausibility.
CARVE HER NAME WITH PRIDE: Although overlong at two hours, this is a solid and stirring British true-life drama about a young widow (finely played by Virginia McKenna) who twice parachuted into France as a British secret agent while all Europe was a Nazi fort.
I HE GYPSY AND THE GENTLEMAN: Melina Mercouri, Greece's top
candidate in the international screen's sex-bomb derby, makes her British debut in a corny, old-fashioned costume melodrama. Her role, which she handles with an almost dismaying amount of verve and gusto, is that of a gypsy temptress who ruins the life of a blueblooded Regency playboy (Keith M ichell).
LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE: The Americans who llew for France in the 1914-18 war are poorly memorialized in this trashy Hollywood drama. It stars Tab Hunter as rebellious Yank whose Parisienne sweetheart (Etchika Choureau) is a prostitute. Some of the air-battle sequences are vividly done.
THE LONG, HOT SUMMER: Based on three stories by William Faulkner, this is a robust and enjoyable comedy-drama about life in a Deep South town dominated by a rascally old millionaire (Orson Welles). He meets his match in a shrewd young Mississippi redneck (Paul Newman). The skillful cast includes Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Lee Remick.
MARJORIE MORN'INGSTAR: Herman Wouk’s best-selling novel has been translated into a long film which is more mature and sophisticated than the average Hollywood romance. But pretty Natalie Wood is often embarrassingly inept in the story's emotional climaxes. Gene Kelly, a bit oldish for the role, portrays the dilettante showman, Noel Airman, with whom the starry-eyed heroine becomes infatuated.
GILMOUR’S GUIDE TO THE CURRENT CROP
All Mine to Give: Drama. Fair.
Beautiful But Dangerous: Operatic comedy-drama. Fair.
Bitter Victory: War drama. Fair.
The Bridge on the River Kwai: Action drama, lops.
The Brothers Karamazov: Drama. Good.
Campbell’s Kingdom: Adventure. Good.
Chase a Crooked Shadow: British
suspense thriller. Good.
Cowboy: Western. Good.
Darby's Rangers: War. Fair.
Davy: Drama with music. Fair.
Desire Under the Elms: Sexy farm
The Enemy Below: War at sea. Good. Escapade in Japan: Adventure and comedy. Good.
A Farewell to Arms: War and love. Fair. I'he Female Animal: Drama. Poor.
The Gift of I.ove: Drama. Fair.
Golden Age of Comedy: Medley of
silent-screen souvenirs. Good.
Happy Is the Bride: Comedy. Fair.
The Hard Man: Western. Good.
High Cost of Loving: Comedy. Good. High Flight: Air-force drama. Fair.
I Accuse!: Historical drama. Good.
Man in the Shadow: Western. Good.
Merry Andrew: Comedy. Good.
Miracle in Soho: Comedy. Fair.
The Naked Truth: Comedy. Good.
No Time for Tears: British hospital
The One That Got Away: Escape drama.
Operation Mad Ball: Comedy. Good.
The Pajama Game: Musical. Excellent. Paths of Glory: Drama. Excellent.
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