Maclean’s Movies

Maclean’s Movies

CLYDE GILMOUR May 24 1958
Maclean’s Movies

Maclean’s Movies

CLYDE GILMOUR May 24 1958

Maclean’s Movies

CLYDE GILMOUR

BEST BET THE YOUNG LIONS: The German army officer well played by Marlon Brando in this war drama is much gentler than the rancorous Nazi in Irwin Shaw’s 1948 novel on which the film is based; but what remains is still a powerful and poignant story. Brando is shown here while ruefully dallying with May Britt, the faithless wife of his commanding officer. Montgomery Clift and Dean Martin are American GIs whose fates are finally interlocked with the German’s.

ALBERT SCHWEITZER: Solemn but never ponderous or pretentious, this is a documentary dealing with the noble Alsatian doctor-missionary-musicianphilosopher who has spent most of his long life helping the primitive tribesmen of an African jungle village.

ALL AT SEA: Garlanded with laurels for his Oscar-winning performance in The Bridge on the River Kwai, Alee Guinness returns to comedy in this somewhat stretched-out British farce. Its better moments happily outnumber the bad. The star’s role is that of a chronically seasick skipper who becomes “commanding officer” of a broken-down amusement pier.

THE SHEEPMAN: There is some agreeable humor, occasionally spiced with satire, in this western starring Glenn Ford as an amiable but resolute fellow who determines to raise sheep in a community dedicated to cattle.

THE STORY OF VICKIE: A teen-age enchantress named Romy Schneider brightens the screen every time she appeals in the title role of this Austrianmade comedy-drama about the girlhood days of Britain s Queen Victoria. I he film, with dubbed English dialogue, is often both coy and pompous.

GILMOUR’S GLIDE 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. Tops. The Brothers Karamazov: Drama. Good. Campbell’s Kingdom: Adventure. Good. Carve Her Name With Pride: True-life espionage drama. Good. Chase a Crooked Shadow: British sus;:en ,e thriller. Good. Cowboy: Western. Good. Cry Terror!: Suspense. Good. Darby’s Rangers: War. Fair. Davy: Drama with music. Fair. Desire Under the Kims: Sexy farm melodrama. Good. The Enemy Below: War at sea. Good. A Farewell to Arms: War and love. Fair. The Female Animal: Drama. Poor. The Gift of Love: Drama. Fair. Golden Age of Comedy: Medley of silent-screen souvenirs. Good. The Gypsy and the Gentleman: Costume melodrama. Fair. High Cost of Loving: Comedy. Good. High Flight: Air-foree drama. Fair. I Accuse!: Historical drama. Good.

Lafayette Escadrille: Air-war and romance. Poor. The Long, Hot Summer: Deep South comedy-drama. Good. Marjorie Morningstar: Show-business romantic drama. Good. Merry Andrew: Comedy. Good. Miracle in Soho: Comedy. Fair. The Naked Truth: Comedy. Good. No Time for Tears: British hospital comedy-drama. Fair. The One That Got Away: Escape drama. The Pajama Game: Musical. Excellent. Paths of Glory: .Drama. Excellent. Peyton Place: Drama. Good. Raintree County: “Epic” drama. Fair. Saddle the Wind: Western. Good. Sa.vonara: Japan drama. Good. Screaming Mimi: Suspense. Poor. The Silken Affair: Comedy. Fair. The Tarnished Angels: Drama. Poor. Teacher’s Pet: Comedy. Good. 3:10 to Yuma: Western. Good. Torero!: Bullfight drama. Excellent. Violent Playground: Drama. Fair. Windom’s Way: Drama. Good. Witness for the Prosecution: Courtroom comedy-drama. Good.