RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP: Lieut. Burt Lancaster and Cmdr. Clark Gable of Uncle Sam’s navy are partnered in this tough, realistic drama of submarine warfare in the Pacific in 1943. Happily, there is a bare minimum of the seemingly inevitable hokum among the crew, including the “unlucky” lad who is clearly marked for death.
DANGEROUS EXILE: A cloak-anddagger costume melodrama from Britain, bulging with clichés but mildly diverting. The locale is a Welsh island and the period sometime shortly after the French Revolution. With Belinda Lee, Louis Jourdan, Keith Michel!, Anne Heywood. Finlay Currie.
PARIS HOLIDAY: Hollywood’s Bob Hope and France’s Fernandel share both the laughter and the tedium in this noisy but sluggish farce, in which Mr. H. gets mixed up with a gang of counterfeiters. Martha Hyer and Anita Ekbcrg are also involved. Rating: fair.
ROONEY: Perhaps for the first time in movie history, a garbage man is the hero of the story in this pleasant British comedy starring John Gregson. The setting is Dublin, and our boy is surrounded by a blithe squad of spalpeens young and old, including Barry Fitzgerald, Noel Purcell and L.iom Redmond. The title song is uncommonly bouncy and hummable.
ST. LOUIS BLUES: A disappointing screen biography of the late W. C. Handy, the father of the blues, with a thin and bloodless story and not even a generous amount of music by way of compensation. With Nat King Cole, Hartha Kitt, Ella Fitzgerald.
TOUCH OF EVIL: Occasional flashes of his old-time brilliance merely accentuate the general confusion and arty pretensions of this Orson Welles vehicle. He wrote it and directed it and appears in it as a ruthless detective who plants incriminating evidence on his suspects. With Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and an intriguing "guest” bit by Marlene Dietrich as a senior brunette.
GILMOUR’S GUIDE TO THE 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 Kwai: Action drama. Tops.
The Brothers Karamazov: Drama. Good.
Carve Her Name With Bride: True-life espionage drama. Good.
Chase a Crooked Shadow: British
suspense thriller. Good.
Cinerama Holiday: Ultra-widescreen
Cowboy: Western. Good.
Cry Terror!: Suspense. Good.
Davy: Drama with music. Fair.
Desire Under the F.lms: Sexy farm melodrama. Good.
The Enemy Below: War at sea. Good.
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
High Cost of Loving: Comedy. Good.
High Flight: Air-force drama. Fair.
I Accuse!: Historical drama. Good.
The Lady Takes a Flyer: Aviation adventure-romance. Fair.
Lafayette Escadrille: Air-war and
The I.ast Paradise: Tropical semidocumentary. Fair.
The Long, Hot Summer: Deep South
Marjorie Morningstar: Show-business
romantic drama. Good.
Merry Andrew: Comedy. Good.
Miracle in Soho: Comedy. Fair.
The Naked Truth: Comedy. Good.
The Pajama Game: Musical. Excellent.
Paths of Glory: Drama. Excellent.
Peyton Place: Drama. Good.
Raintree County: “Epic” drama. Fair.
Saddle the Wind: Western. Good.
Sayonara: Japan drama. Good.
Screaming Mimi: Suspense. Poor.
The Sheepman: Western comedydrama. Good.
The Silken Affair: Comedy. Fair.
The Story of Vickie: Historical
Teacher’s Pet: Comedy. Good.
3:10 to Yuma: Western. Good.
Underwater W'arrior: Frogman comedydrama. Fair.
Violent Playground: Drama. Fair.
Wild is the Wind: Sexy farm melodrama. Good.
W'indom’s Way: Drama. Good.
Witness for the Prosecution: Courtroom comedy-drama. Good.
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