KINGS GO FORTH: A tough, highminded little lieutenant (Frank Sinatra) and a shallow, charm - boy sergeant (Tony Curtis) are the prin cipals in this well-acted drama of love and war. In their quite different ways they both fall under the spell of a young French girl (Natalie Wood), not knowing that her father was a Negro. Leora Dana is memorable as the mademoiselle’s white American mother, a woman of uncommon courage and sensitivity.
ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE: A Canadian writer, Stanley Mann, did the screenplay for this sudsy drama about an American newshen (Lana Turner) who loses her heart to a married BBC reporter during the final phases of the Hitler war. Then he dies in a plane crash, and the lady and her beloved’s unsuspecting widow (Glynis Johns) become warm chums until one day . . . and so on. Rating: poor.
THE GODDESS: Paddy Chayefsky, the author of Marty, seems to have bitten off more than he can chew in this synthetic and overdrawn melodrama about a slum girl (Kim Stanley) who attains stardom but is crippled emotionally in Hollywood. Virgil Thomson’s slender musical score is much better than the film it adorns.
MACABRE: A hollow and phony horror-melodrama, most of the action centring around a windy graveyard at midnight. It’s a formidable candidate for inclusion among the worst movies of 1958.
THE MARK OF THE HAWK: Race problems in present-day Africa are explored, not very probingly, in a drama which partly makes up in sincerity what it lacks in originality of story. With Sidney Poitier, Eartha Kitt, Juano Hernandez, John Mclntire.
RIFIFI: A French crime-and-suspense yarn (with a dubbed English soundtrack) in which one sequence is worth the ticket-price all by itself: a wordless half-hour close-up of a major burglary in a Paris jewelry shop.
GILMOUR’S GUIDE TO TIIE CURRENT CROP
Albert Schweitzer: Documentary. Good.
All at Sea: British comedy. Good.
All Mine to Give: Drama. Fair.
Bitter Victory: War drama. Fair.
The Bridge on the River Kwal: Action drama. Tops.
The Brothers Karamazov: Drama. Good.
Carve Her Name With Pride: True-life
espionage drama. Good.
Chase a Crooked Shadow: British suspense thriller. Good.
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