TITLE

FILMS

AUTHOR(S)
SCHWARTZ, DELMORE
PUB. DATE
June 1955
SOURCE
New Republic;6/27/55, Vol. 132 Issue 26, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents criticisms of four Hollywood films, namely, "The Long Gray Line", "Captain Lightfoot", "Untamed" and "Mambo." John Ford directed "The Long Gray Line". The picture is another one of the long gray line of biographical films, which draw upon the passage of the years an inexhaustible source of sentimentality, to mention only that quality of the film, which Ford's best pictures sometimes attack beautifully. "Captain Lightfoot" presents a like problem. It is based upon writer W.R. Burnett's most recent novel and this in itself of course would not be enough to make the perplexity so pointed. But the film is as dreary as the novel is delightful, although Burnett himself adapted the novel for the screen. The worse of these films is "Untamed."
ACCESSION #
14446426

 

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