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
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
67% Until They Sail (1957) Better than most of the soap operas it resembles, this tells of the wartime romances and heartaches of four New Zealand sisters and says one or two uncommonly blunt things... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
No Score Yet A Hill in Korea (Hell in Korea) (1956) With a gratifying minimum of both ultra-heroics and matey service humor, this British war drama absorbingly recreates the minuteby-minute ordeal of a small patrol trapped by the enemy in Korea. The non-celebrity cast does its work with unassuming skill. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
No Score Yet Campbell's Kingdom (1957) There are several big holes in the story but a steadily mounting tension and a spectacular action climax offer considerable compensation. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
80% Pal Joey (1957) ...Frank Sinatra's confident and amusing performance as singer and actor makes the picture worth seeing. The music, by Rodgers & Hart, is also beguiling. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
100% The Man Who Never Was (1956) A superior spy thriller, based on Ewen Montagu's true story... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
100% The Ladykillers (1955) Alec Guinness is somewhat less believable than usual in this fast and ruthless British crime comedy. But Katie Johnson is nothing short of perfect as a prim old widow whose gentility terrifies the gang. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
No Score Yet The Benny Goodman Story (1956) Dull in the drama department, this hi-fi tribute to America's King of Swing is nonetheless recommended for jazz enthusiasts. TV's Steve Allen impersonates BG. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
84% Richard III (1956) Olivier's title-role performance is a triumph of subtlety and venom, and his surrounding cast is virtually an Honors List of the British legitimate theatre. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
No Score Yet Gigot (1962) Not mutton but ham was the meat that kept floating past my eyes while watching Jackie Gleason groping around for an Oscar in the Paris gutters. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
97% Stalag 17 (1953) A raucous, cynical but compelling comedy-drama about the life led by American soldiers in a German prison camp in 1944. Not recommended for the kiddies. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
97% Shane (1953) Director George Stevens and writer A. B. Guthrie Jr. have fashioned one of the best of all the Hollywood westerns... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
No Score Yet The Seven Deadly Sins (1952) A French-ltalian multi-story film, much too long and sharply uneven in quality, but with at least two episodes (Gluttony and Pride) that may pleasurably haunt your memory. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
No Score Yet Man on a Tightrope (1953) The efforts of a Czech circus owner and his discontented wife to escape through the Iron Curtain are the basis of an intelligent thriller. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
83% Genevieve (1953) Some of it is repetitive, but the genial yarn stays in high gear from start to finish. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
No Score Yet Dream Wife (1953) A romantic farce that is arch and overdrawn. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
No Score Yet Arena (1953) Expert 3-D photography in color and a minimum of "depth" trickery deserve recognition in this otherwise painfully routine rodeo western. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
83% The Furies (1950) The rotund dialogue is uttered by the late Walter Huston and others worthy of better material. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
No Score Yet The Blue Lamp (1950) A warmly human, unpretentious yarn about the murder of an affable London policeman. The many amusing incidents are part and parcel of the story, not lugged in for "comic relief." - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950) Only once or twice does this loud farce recall the robust flavor of the partners' first big hit. Reconmmended, though, for juveniles and other A & C addicts. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
No Score Yet Top Banana (1954) Some of the oldest jokes in show-biz and a few new ones as well, most of them hilariously projected by burlesque comic Phil Silvers in a filming of the N'Yawk stage hit. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
90% Hobson's Choice (1953) ...shrewd and jolly British comedy. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet Rhapsody (1954) Well-played, well-reproduced Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff concert favorites are sound-track assets in a plushy romantic soap opera, much of it quite tedious to my taste... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet Night People (1954) A complicated but fascinating suspense thriller in CinemaScope, about East vs. West in present-day Berlin. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet Never a Dull Moment (1950) The title exaggerates. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet The Mudlark (1950) Slow, but pleasant entertainment. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet Mad Wednesday (1951) Harold Lloyd's comeback, a frequently hilarious yarn about a middle-aged clerk who bibulously acquires a bankrupt circus. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet Double Crossbones (1951) The script could have been more imaginative, but in its limited way this is a diverting burlesque on pirate swashbucklers. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948) The stimulating possibilities offered by Scotland's gallant Young Pretender are only feebly exploited in this garrulous screenplay starring David Niven. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet Pepe (1960) Cantinflas is a gifted and endearing comedian but his talents are sadly diluted in this marathon yarn. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet Hand in Hand (1960) Toronto's ebullient Helen Winston produced this pleasant little opus in Britain, with a story about two children whose friendship flourishes despite religious differences - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet Five Golden Hours (1961) Much of the film's "humor" is a tasteless lampoon of mental-hospital patients. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet Romanoff and Juliet (1961) There are several moments of quiet drollery but the satire is disappointingly thin and Ustinov's directorial pace is sluggish. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet Wake Me When It's Over (1960) A good basic idea is overdeveloped and finally goes to waste in this Hollywood comedy. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
58% The Fugitive Kind (1960) Marlon Brando as a poetic wanderer and Anna Magnani as a tragically repressed storekeeper perform superbly under Sidney Lumet's direction. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
100% The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups) (1959) Film connoisseurs should try not to miss it. François Truffaut's first movie has instantly established him as one of the most gifted directors in the business. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
71% Conspiracy of Hearts (1960) A highly accomplished tearjerker from Britain, and worth seeing for its warmth of feeling - even though you are aware all along that you are being "worked on" by a team of professional sentimentalists. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
No Score Yet Two Way Stretch (1960) The result is a hilarious crook farce, nicely free of strain and frenzy from start to finish. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
43% Susan Slept Here (1954) Hollywood pictures, I still doggedly maintain, are slowly improving on the average, but I couldn't clinch the argument by citing the present specimen. It's a coy, leering and overdrawn comedy. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
No Score Yet Dragnet (1956) Television's Jack Webb, under his own fast-paced direction, effectively but rather monotonously portrays the bleak and brutal plain-clothes man Joe Friday in this Hollywood whodunit. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
100% Suddenly (1954) Some of the characters are rather thinly imagined but Frank Sinatra as the chief killer proves again (as he did last year in From Here to Eternity) that he doesn't need to sing to keep his name in lights. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
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
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
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
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
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
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
No Score Yet Det Stora äventyret (The Great Adventure) (1953) Highly recommended for customers of all ages. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
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
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
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
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
55% Boccaccio '70 (1962) Regrettably, old Giovanni's knack of compression is painfully lacking in the film... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
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
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
No Score Yet South Sea Woman (1953) Funny in spots, but it tries too hard. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
No Score Yet The Silver Whip (1953) A competent little western. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019