Clyde Gilmour

Clyde Gilmour
Clyde Gilmour's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Maclean's Magazine Toronto Star

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet The Virgin Queen (1955) Bette Davis (under a red fright-wig) portrays Elizabeth the First, with Richard Todd as the dashing Sir Walter Raleigh, in a corny but enjoyable story of Tudor England. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Seven Cities of Gold (1955) Except for one unfathomable ''mystic'' incident which never is explained, this is a good widescreen outdoor drama... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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88% The Big Knife (1955) Overwrought and arty though it is in its less beguiling moments, this is an interesting melodrama... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Det Stora äventyret (The Great Adventure) (1953) Highly recommended for customers of all ages. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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95% Some Like It Hot (1959) Genuine hilarity is gradually replaced by boredom and distaste as the one basic gag is stretched out thinner and thinner... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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68% The Shaggy Dog (1959) Although played very broadly for what the industry calls bellylaffs, it adds up to an enjoyable family show. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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55% Boccaccio '70 (1962) Regrettably, old Giovanni's knack of compression is painfully lacking in the film... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Times Gone By (Altri Tempi) (1952) There are nine separate stories in this Italian omnibus, and some of them are arty or tedious, but the best two or three of them are amusingly adult. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet South Sea Woman (1953) Funny in spots, but it tries too hard. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The Silver Whip (1953) A competent little western. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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100% The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) It compares advantageously with most of the current crop of historical comedy-dramas. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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79% It Came from Outer Space (1953) Except for the gimmick value of fairly good 3-D photography and the reassuring thought that other planets may not want to destroy Earth, this is a quite conventional specimen of science fiction on the screen. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The Girl Next Door (1953) This was the last movie June Haver made before entering a convent. Almost any of her earlier efforts might have been a worthier adieu to her public, although Dan Dailey and Dennis Day contribute a few lively moments. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Dangerous When Wet (1953) Esther Williams as a Channel swimmer, Fernando Lamas as a French champagne salesman who adores her, in a frothy water-musical which adds up to quite a bit of fun. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Folies-bergere (1956) 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... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958) The familiar joke...wears thin in this pleasant but repetitious comedy. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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100% The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) 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. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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93% Auntie Mame (1958) Rosalind Russell turns in a flamboyant but beautifully controlled performance in the Hollywood version of the stage triumph. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Magic Fire (1956) Composer Richard Wagner's turbulent life emerges as a dull and solemn tableau, although the film contains several well-sung excerpts from his operas. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Josephine And Men (1955) British comedies, when they are good, are very good indeed; but when they are bad they are like Josephine and Men. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The Eddy Duchin Story (1956) Tyrone Power competently handles the title role. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The Bold and the Brave (1956) Bouncy little Mickey Rooney, whose performances sometimes bore me to pieces, this time is likeable and convincing as a crapshooting G1 in a war story, better than most. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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98% The Killing (1956) The result is one of the year's freshest and most exciting crime dramas, establishing twenty-seven-year-old Stanley Kubrick as a writer-director of impressive talents. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Sea Devils (1953) If you can possibly imagine Yvonne de Carlo as a British secret agent assigned to steal Napoleon's plans for invading England, this one may help kill - or at least stun - an hour and a half of your spare time. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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83% The Member of the Wedding (1952) The camera's cruel literalness makes it all too obvious that talented Julie Harris is a mature actress, rather than the agonized southern adolescent she portrays. Despite the film's evident sincerity, it is too thin dramatically. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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95% Julius Caesar (1953) Shakespeare's drama itself suffers from a long anticlimax, but most of its celebrated merits are soundly accounted for in this tasteful, intelligent film. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) A lively technicolorization of the spicy Broadway stage hit... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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95% The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953) [A] naïve but entertaining fantasy. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The Sheep Has Five Legs (1954) A lively French comedy in which Fernandel, playing six roles, clinches his European renown as one of the funniest men alive. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Quentin Durward (1955) Sir Walter Scott's novel about knightly valor in the fifteenth century has been translated into a widescreen swashbuckler which offers some literate and witty dialogue as well as the customary heroics. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Doctor At Sea (1955) Some muscular but amusing clowning by the majestically bearded James Robertson Justice partially atones for a lot of ill-judged slapstick in this sequel to Doctor in the House. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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90% All That Heaven Allows (1955) Strongly slanted to ring the bell with soap-opera fans, but otherwise of limited appeal. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955) Jennifer Jones' glacial charm as a prim small-town school teacher somehow eludes me. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Tonka (1958) Great stuff, no doubt, for the youngsters but fairly heavy going for more senior customers who are inclined to squirm when humans talk to animals and are rewarded with understanding snorts. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The Geisha Boy (1958) My own rating is a four-letter word: Poor. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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38% From the Earth to the Moon (1958) Clever special-effects camera work fails to atone for a confused story and several wooden performances... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Anna Lucasta (1959) Eartha Kitt does some painfully mechanical work in the central role... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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83% Some Came Running (1959) Some of the story's many characters remain shadowy at the finish but the film knowingly combines tension and robust comedy. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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88% I'm All Right Jack (1960) The story is often wildly funny along the way... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Cash McCall (1960) A dynamic glamor boy of high finance (James Garner) is the interesting but implausible hero of this Hollywood comedy-drama. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Li'l Abner (1959) Al Capp's raffish comic-strip world comes to life with enjoyable gusto... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The Miracle (1959) Max Reinhardt's famous stage spectacle of many years ago may have been a thing of magic in its day but the belated film stemming from it is dull, tasteless and at times ridiculous. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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40% Never So Few (1960) Good action scenes and some unhackneyed humor make the film worth seeing. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The Well (1951) The sudden smoothing over of race prejudice at the climax of this interesting yarn is a little too quick and slick for complete plausibility. In the main, however, it's a forceful and moving suspense story... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet My Favorite Spy (1951) If you're not already a Bob Hope enthusiast you won't likely be converted by this, his latest King Lear slapstick. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Mr. Drake's Duck (1951) ...less than top-drawer treatment in an uneven British farce... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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80% The Mob (1951) Broderick Crawford's zest and skill are valuable ingredients in this lusty hard-boiled whodunit. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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100% Fixed Bayonets! (1951) Its probings into the night thoughts of warriors are fairly shallow stuff, but the battles are realistic and the all-male cast happily lacks the usual comedian from Brooklyn. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Come Fill the Cup (1951) Another newspaper yarn, crammed with hokum in the final reel but strong enough in its early phases to make if, on the whole, an item worth seeing. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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60% Strangers When We Meet (1960) Illicit passion around the suburban barbecue pits is the tattered theme in this romantic drama. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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