William Brogdon

William Brogdon
William Brogdon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety
Publications: Variety

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T-Meter Title | Year
13% Isn't It Romantic? (1948) Isn't It Romantic isn't. It's a seldom diverting mixture comedy and songs that misses. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
No Score Yet Walk the Proud Land (1956) Cinemascope and Technicolor give the footage visual attractiveness. What's lacking, however, is excitement and story action. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
No Score Yet Lady Godiva (1955) Slow direction by Arthur Lubin and a wordy script with characters that never quite come alive are the chief drawbacks. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
17% Untamed Frontier (1952) The plot is hackneyed, the playing unconvincing and the direction stereotyped. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
60% The Cimarron Kid (1952) Neither the script nor Budd Boetticher's direction asks much of the players. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
No Score Yet The Yellow Mountain (1954) It has all the well-used ingredients of the commonplace western actloner, plus a color treatment end some familiar names. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
50% The Redhead From Wyoming (1953) Plenty of violent gunplay, fast movement and a sensationally-gowned Miss O'Hara provide the excitement in the Leonard Goldstein production, as set up in the script by Polly James and Herb Meadow. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
83% Wyoming Mail (1950) There's a lot of wild galloping over rough terrain, plenty of fisticuffs and gunplay, plus other thrills, and Russel Metty's capable camera captures all of the movement. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2020
79% The Bad and the Beautiful (1953) Gloria Grahame registers big as Powell's flighty wife, whose easily-turned head quickly bows to Hollywood and the amatory opportunities arranged for her by Douglas with Gilbert Roland, the dashing Latin star. Roland is a flamboyant joy in the part. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
79% Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Jack Arnold's direction has done a firstrate job developing chills and suspense, and James C. Havens rates a good credit for his direction of the underwater sequences. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
No Score Yet Back to Bataan (1945) Quinn does a particularly outstanding job, as does Franquelli. Wayne makes a stalwart leader for the guerrillas, commendably underplaying the role for best results. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
82% The Lady From Shanghai (1948) Script is wordy and full of holes which need the plug of taut story telling and more forthright action. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2009
97% High Noon (1952) Zinnemann carefully and deliberately makes the most of the mood cast by the threat of impending violence. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) A strong play to the sophisticated dialog and situations is given by Howard Hawks' direction and he maintains the racy air that brings the musical off excellently at a pace that helps cloak the fact that it's rather lightweight, but sexy, stuff. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2008
95% All the King's Men (1949) It is a film that vividly impresses, with dramatic sureness the chicanery of politics as have been practiced in the past and may crop up again. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2008
92% From Here to Eternity (1953) It is an important film from any angle, presenting socko entertainment for big business. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2007
97% Shane (1953) Wyoming's scenic splendors against which the story is filmed are breathtaking. Sunlight, the shadow of rain storms and the eerie lights of night play a realistic part in making the picture a visual treat. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2007
99% Sunset Boulevard (1950) ...They rate a nod for daring, as well as credit for an all-around filmmaking job that, disregarding the unpleasant subject matter, is a standout. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2007
98% The African Queen (1951) It is a picture with an unassuming warmth and naturalness... - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2007
99% Rear Window (1954) Hitchcock combines technical and artistic skills in a manner that makes this an unusually good piece of murder mystery entertainment. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000