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      Harrison's Reports is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): P.S. Harrison.

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      Rating Title | Year Author Quote
      Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) P.S. Harrison There are many situations all the way through that cause laughs, these being the result of Mr. Keaton’s acting. The scenes of the cyclone are the best part of the film; they cause thrills.
      Posted Mar 21, 2023
      The Dark Angel (1935) P.S. Harrison There is deep emotional appeal and tender pathos in the story, and the doings of the characters hold one in suspense.
      Posted Mar 10, 2023
      Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) P.S. Harrison Glittering and highly sophisticated entertainment.
      Posted Mar 08, 2023
      Sayonara (1957) P.S. Harrison Without question an outstanding production, one that is sure to garner much critical acclaim.
      Posted Mar 02, 2023
      Flower Drum Song (1961) P.S. Harrison Solid entertainment.
      Posted Feb 28, 2023
      Back to Bataan (1945) P.S. Harrison This war melodrama, though not exceptional, is a fairly good picture of its type.
      Posted Feb 01, 2023
      Spirit of Youth (1937) P.S. Harrison The only attractive feature is an occasional shot of Louis in the ring, showing him fighting; but even these scenes have been handled poorly.
      Posted Jan 31, 2023
      Frankenstein (1931) P.S. Harrison It is so artistically produced that the story does not seem fantastic. It is thrilling most of the time and several situations hold on breathless.
      Posted Jan 18, 2023
      The Lady Eve (1941) P.S. Harrison The story is not unusual; yet it has so many comical angles, and the direction and acting are so good, that one's attention is held throughout.
      Posted Dec 29, 2022
      Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) P.S. Harrison Intelligent adults will marvel at the mechanical ingenuity that went into the making of it; and it is something to marvel at, for at times the characters seem almost lifelike... There is no doubt as to the enjoyment children will receive from it.
      Posted Dec 21, 2022
      The Maltese Falcon (1941) P.S. Harrison Those who did not see the [1931 version] should be held in tense suspense, for the plot developments, although complicated, are fascinating, and the action is thrilling.
      Posted Nov 16, 2022
      Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) P.S. Harrison It is a tuneful, merry comedy-drama, which is so wholesome and heart- warming that few will be able to resist its appeal.
      Posted Nov 10, 2022
      King Kong (1933) P.S. Harrison An exciting, fantastic horror-melodrama. The thrills one will feel will be derived more from the amazing photography than from the story itself.
      Posted Nov 09, 2022
      Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) P.S. Harrison Very good, but it cannot be compared in entertainment value with either Mr. Deeds Go to Town or Lost Horizon.
      Posted Nov 08, 2022
      The Shop Around the Corner (1940) P.S. Harrison Brilliant direction, flawless performances, intelligent dialogue are spoiled somewhat by unworthiness of by-plot, which deals with the unfaithfulness of a wife. But perhaps the picture's artistry will overshadow this defect.
      Posted Nov 07, 2022
      Stalag 17 (1953) P.S. Harrison Thanks to the brilliant handling of the subject matter by producer-director Billy Wilder, and to the fine acting of the entire cast, the picture has been fashioned into a first-rate entertainment, despite its tragic overtones.
      Posted Nov 04, 2022
      The President's Mystery (1936) P.S. Harrison There is no mystery about it ; one knows exactly how Henry Wilcoxon (hero) proceeds to carry out his plans, and also who had killed his wife. But it holds one's attention because of the sympathy one feels for Wilcoxon.
      Posted Oct 25, 2022
      Daughter of the Dragon (1931) P.S. Harrison Fairly good.
      Posted Oct 18, 2022
      Village of the Damned (1960) P.S. Harrison A gripping, well-acted, cleverly contrived, science-fiction drama from Britain.
      Posted Sep 28, 2022
      Cobra Woman (1944) P.S. Harrison Latest in Universal's series of Technicolor fantasies, featuring Maria Montez and Jon Hall, it falls far below the entertainment level of the previous pictures. It main appeal may be directed to children.
      Posted Sep 20, 2022
      High Noon (1952) P.S. Harrison This Stanley Kramer production is a taut and absorbing western melodrama, distinguished by fine directions and performances, particularly that of Gary Cooper in the leading role.
      Posted Sep 20, 2022
      The Perfect Furlough (1959) P.S. Harrison A highly amusing spicy romantic comedy.
      Posted Sep 13, 2022
      Tarawa Beachhead (1958) P.S. Harrison Those who like war pictures should get fairly good satisfaction out of this program melodrama.
      Posted Sep 13, 2022
      The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956) P.S. Harrison Consistently amusing entertainment is provided in this somewhat "whacky" comedy of errors.
      Posted Sep 13, 2022
      A Raisin in the Sun (1961) P.S. Harrison Excellent... has lost none of its qualities — humor, pathos, suspense, human dignity.
      Posted Aug 23, 2022
      Gentleman's Agreement (1947) P.S. Harrison It took great courage to make a picture based on this theme, and Darryl F. Zanuck, the producer, has handled the subject brilliantly and with great understanding. It is a credit, not only to him, but to the entire motion picture industry.
      Posted Aug 17, 2022
      The Life of Emile Zola (1937) P.S. Harrison A dignified, powerful, and at times stirring historical drama, brilliantly directed, and superbly acted by Paul Muni, as Zola, the great French writer.
      Posted Aug 03, 2022
      Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) P.S. Harrison Powerful! It is a thrilling melodrama, brutal but exciting -- realistic to the point where the suffering of the seamen will tear at one's heart.
      Posted Jul 27, 2022
      How Green Was My Valley (1941) P.S. Harrison So great an emotional appeal does it exert that even the most hardened of picture goers will find it difficult to restrain his tears. The beauty and charm of the picture lies not only in the story but in the characters.
      Posted Jul 26, 2022
      Gigi (1958) P.S. Harrison Superb is the word for this thoroughly delightful and enchanting musical. It is an elaborately mounted production, exquisitely photographed in CinemaScope and Metrocolor, and one may say that it is to the screen what My Fair Lady is to the stage.
      Posted Mar 24, 2022
      Vertigo (1958) P.S. Harrison This latest Alfred Hitchcock "thrillorama" offers further evidence of his mastery in mystery and suspense, for, despite its flaws, it grips one's attention from start to finish.
      Posted Mar 24, 2022
      From Here to Eternity (1953) P.S. Harrison The screenplay is a more or less faithful adaptation of the novel and, within the bounds of good taste, retains the raw, dramatic flavor of its mixture of romance, comedy and man’s inhumanity to man.
      Posted Mar 15, 2022
      The Apartment (1960) P.S. Harrison Director Wilder has achieved fabulous efforts from his cast, and has handled his screenplay in marvelous fashion.
      Posted Mar 08, 2022
      You Can't Take It With You (1938) P.S. Harrison No one player can be singled out as giving the best performance, for every one in the cast is excellent.
      Posted Feb 08, 2022
      The Lost Weekend (1945) P.S. Harrison From an artistic point of view, this drama is impressive, for the direction and the acting are of the highest order. But it is hardly the type of entertainment that motion picture-goers want to see today, for it is grim and depressing.
      Posted Feb 01, 2022
      Porgy and Bess (1959) P.S. Harrison It is a superb production in every sense of the word, beautifully photographed in Technicolor and the Todd-AO process, and enhanced by six-track stereophonic sound that serves to make the famed and familiar [Gershwin] score all the more pleasurable.
      Posted Jan 19, 2022
      Little Iodine (1946) P.S. Harrison The story is quite thin, being more or less a collection of situations that have proved laughable in similar comedies, but for those who are entertained easily it offers some laughs.
      Posted Jan 10, 2022
      Moulin Rouge (1928) P.S. Harrison Another unfortunate shortcoming is the fact that the direction is not very good if judged by American standards.
      Posted Dec 09, 2021
      Nightmare Alley (1947) P.S. Harrison The production, direction, and acting of Nightmare Alley are all excellent. It is a powerful drama, but the story is too sordid and distasteful to be classified as entertainment.
      Posted Dec 03, 2021
      The Great Ziegfeld (1936) P.S. Harrison There is no picture to equal it for lavishness, beauty, and all-around entertainment; and not once during the three hours that it runs does it become boresome.
      Posted Dec 02, 2021
      All the King's Men (1949) P.S. Harrison The film features a number of fine, sensitive performances, outstanding of which is the one turned in by Broderick Crawford, as the power-happy Governor whose career is ended by assassination.
      Posted Nov 30, 2021
      The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) P.S. Harrison An excellent World War II adventure melodrama, superbly photographed in CinemaScope and Technicolor.
      Posted Nov 17, 2021
      Paths of Glory (1957) P.S. Harrison The subject matter is fictional, but it has been handled so realistically that one feels as if he is witnessing a real-life occurrence.
      Posted Nov 17, 2021
      His Girl Friday (1940) P.S. Harrison A very good remake of The Front Page. It is just as racy, as fast-moving, and as comical as was the first picture.
      Posted Oct 14, 2021
      Sunset Blvd. (1950) P.S. Harrison The acting is very good, but outstanding is the exceedingly fine performance of Gloria Swanson, who is as glamorous as ever.
      Posted Oct 11, 2021
      Leave Her to Heaven (1945) P.S. Harrison Gene Tierney, as the jealous wife, whose possessive love for her husband drives her to extremes, including murder and self-destruction, is a most unsympathetic character, but her portrayal is outstanding.
      Posted Sep 29, 2021
      Them! (1954) P.S. Harrison A tense science-fiction thriller, one of the best yet made.
      Posted Sep 28, 2021
      The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) P.S. Harrison An unusual and fascinating horror melodrama.
      Posted Sep 24, 2021
      House of Usher (1960) P.S. Harrison Although a bit too wordy, the abundant gore, photo gimmicks, special effects and unusual theme, help keep the viewer on his seat's edge.
      Posted Sep 22, 2021
      The Thing (1951) P.S. Harrison Although the story does have its shortcomings, it is, on the whole, an effective and imaginative thriller that should more than satisfy those who enjoy weird, horror-like tales.
      Posted Sep 21, 2021
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