BEST BET AUNTIE MAME: Rosalind Russell turns in a flamboyant but beautifully controlled performance in the Hollywood version of the stage triumph. It's a farfetched hut very funny domestic comedy about an uninhibited dame whose philosophy is “Live! Live! Life is a banquet— and most poor suckers are starving to death!” Peggy Cass (left) contributes an adroit sketch as Mame’s lumpish secretary.
I HE INN OF THE SIXTH HAPPINESS: At least one third could easily he trimmed out of the running-time of two hours and forty minutes of this celluloid opus but those who don’t mind ultra-length will be rewarded by one of Ingrid Bergman’s warmest performances. She appears as a volunteer missionary who works her own way to China and shares the people’s misery, danger and contentment. With Curt Jurgens, Robert Donat.
MV' UNCLE: Rapturously acclaimed by many of the New York and European critics, this French comedy starring writer-director Jacques Tati seems to me to be markedly inferior to the high standard he set in Mr. Iliilot’s Holiday. A take-off on the gadgetry of modern living, it goes on and on and on. with some hearty laughs hut not enough of them.
I HE SHERIF F' OF F RACTURED JAW: The familiar joke—transplanting a rolled-umbrella Englishman to a Wild West filled with cowboys and Indians —wears thin ip this pleasant hut repetitious comedy. It is based on a Maclean’s short story by Jacob Hay. Kenneth More is the dude Londoner and Jayne Mansfield is the luxuriant saloon-gal who befriends him. Rating: fair.
FOLIES-BERGERE: Zizi Jeanmaire and Nadia Gray have handsome legs and display them generously in this French musical, but the enterprise hogs down in a wan effort to outdo Hollywood in the department of backstage razzle-dazzle.
LILVIOI R'S GLIDE TO HIE CURRENT CROP
Hell, Rook und Cundir: Comedy. Fair. The Ble Country: Western. Excellent
Cat on u Hot Tin Koof: Sexy drama of Deep South. Good.
Duntn Yankees: Fantasy-musical about
The Decks Ran Redt Drama, Fair.
The Delian! Ones: Drama. Tops. Dunkirk: War drama. Good,
The Fearmakers: Drama. Good.
Gijei: Musical. Excellent.
Home Before Dark: Drama. Fair.
The Horse’s Mouth: Comedy, Good. Houseboat: Romantic comedy. Good.
The Hunters: Aviation drama. Good.
Ice Cold in Alex: British drama of war in desert. Good.
Intent ft» Kill: Suspense. Good, i Want to Live!: Death-cell drama.
I Was Monty’s Doublet True-life hoax thriller. Good.
The East Hurrah: Comedy-drama. Good I.av* and Disorder: Comedy. Good.
The Man Inside: Crook drama. Fair. Mardi Gras: Comedy with music. Good, especially for Teen Set.
The Matchmaker: Comedy. Fair.
Me and the Colonel: Comedy. Good.
A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Kohhed: Crime farce. Poor.
A Night to Remember: True shipwreck drama. Good.
Nor the Moon by Night: Melodrama in African jungle. Fair.
Onionhead: War comedy. Fair.
Orders to Kill: Drama. Excellent.
Ta Parisienne: French farce. Good.
Party Girl: Gang drama. Good.
The Perfect Furlough: Comedy. Good.
Rockets Galore: British comedy. Good.
Rooney: Dublin comedy. Good.
The Roots of Hcasen: Drama. Good.
Sea of Sand: Desert war. Fair.
7th Voyage of Sinhad: Arabian Nights adventure for children. Good.
She Played with Fire: British crime mystery. Fair.
South Seas Adventure: Cinerama ultrawidescreen travelogue. Fair.
Stage Struck: Drama. Fair.
A Tale of Two Cities: Drama. Good.
lorn Thumb; Fairy-tale comedy. Good for adults; excellent for children.
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