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
No Score Yet Just My Luck (1957) Norman Wisdom in a strained and noisy racetrack farce from Britain. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet God's Little Acre (1958) As Ty Ty, the head of the clan, Robert Ryan gives the best performance of his career. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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80% Gigi (1958) The excellent cast also includes Maurice Chevalier and Isabel Jeans. The songs are pleasant, although nobody in the film ever quite gets around to singing them in full voice. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The Seven Hills of Rome (1958) I don't happen to enjoy Mario Lanza's brand of hammy, self-infatuated vocalism, and his acting is much worse than his singing. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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95% Paths of Glory (1957) Customers impatient of anything but escapist entertainment on the screen may be harshly jolted by this bleak and powerful antimilitarism drama. For less narrow viewers, it s a picture that should not be missed. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Merry Andrew (1958) The new Danny Kaye comedy isn't the best he has ever done but it's a genial and funny show. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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57% The Student Prince (1954) The prince's tenor voice actually belongs to the invisible Mario Lanza. His top notes sound a bit strained now, but the schmaltzy old songs are still hummable. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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33% The High and the Mighty (1954) There is plenty of tension toward the finish of this widely-read tale...but most of the characters are banal "types," what they say is often uncomfortably corny... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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100% The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or) (1953) Italy's high-voltage actress Anna Magnani and French director Jean Renoir join forces in a confused but lively and enjoyable farce-fantasy. The fanciful plot defies synopsis here. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The Final Test (1954) A pleasant, although sometimes faltering, comedy from Britain...Robert Morley is very funny as a spluttery intellectual who takes the boy in hand. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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98% On the Waterfront (1954) A superb director (Elia Kazan) and a hard-hitting writer (Budd Schulberg ) have come up with a powerful and fascinating study of lawless violence... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet You Can't Run Away From It (1956) A noisy but halfhearted remake of 1934's famed Oscar winner, It Happened One Night... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The Girl He Left Behind (1956) There are a few quite funny moments in this American army comedy. Most of it, though, is embarrassingly coy and contrived. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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95% Giant (1956) Edna Ferber's sprawling yarn about life in Texas has its share of corn, and so has the film, but master director George Stevens has put it all together with vitality and insight. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The Brave One (1956) An overlong but beautiful and stirring drama... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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72% Around the World in 80 Days (1956) Jules Verne's comedy-adventure about a trip encircling the globe in 1872 has been turned into a richly entertaining three-ring circus of a movie... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Lydia Bailey (1952) A tepid romance is outweighed by some spectacular action in this enjoyable adventure yarn. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Lady Godiva (1955) Uneven in style, but entertaining, with a wonderful bit by Alastair Sim as a frustrated but philosophical film producer. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet His Excellency the Shop Assistant (1933) What should have been a fascinating climax is weakened by a lot of muddled semiflashbacks; but the story is a good one and the cast is excellent, especially Cecil Parker as the governor's suave adviser. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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43% The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) Director Cecil B. deMille, an all-star cast, and the world's biggest circus . . . and the result, to me at least, is mainly a great crashing bore in spite of a few exhilarating moments. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The Galloping Major (1951) Funny in spots, but hardly up to the level of its yeasty predecessors. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Boots Malone (1952) Few racetrack movies have been more solidly interesting than this one... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Anything Can Happen (1952) Both touching and hilarious...pleasant comedy. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The People Against O'Hara (1951) It's a bit lumbering in pace, but decent and unpretentious, and some of the minor roles are unusually well-acted. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Jim Thorpe---All American (1951) Burt Lancaster in a rather slow but interesting bio... physically at least, [he] re-creates the mighty Thorpe with considerable vividness... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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75% Detective Story (1951) Sidney Kingsley's hard-hitting Broadway drama about life in a big-town police station has been expertly filmed by William Wyler. The result is muscular entertainment for adults. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet The Blue Veil (1951) A rambling, old-fashioned tear-jerker... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Angels in the Outfield (1951) A baseball comedy, mildly amusing one moment and heavy-handed the next. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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96% An American in Paris (1951) Hollywood hasn't turned out a better musical in years. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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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
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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
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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
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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
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100% The Man Who Never Was (1956) A superior spy thriller, based on Ewen Montagu's true story... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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83% Genevieve (1953) Some of it is repetitive, but the genial yarn stays in high gear from start to finish. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Dream Wife (1953) A romantic farce that is arch and overdrawn. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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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
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83% The Furies (1950) The rotund dialogue is uttered by the late Walter Huston and others worthy of better material. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
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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
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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
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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
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90% Hobson's Choice (1953) ...shrewd and jolly British comedy. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019