CAPTAIN HORATIO HORNBLOWER (1951; d: Raoul Walsh).
1961: Good* (Expertly directed and photographed period swashbuckler based on the [C.S.] Forester novels --- suavely handled action sequences in typical Walsh fashion, good acting (even from Gregory Peck), fine production shot in England. Thoroughly entertaining and delightful.)
EVERY NIGHT AT EIGHT (1935; d: Raoul Walsh).
1962: Fair* (Amusing, fast paced, very likable little comedy-romance about radio and a girl trio and the clever band-leader who promotes them to stardom; nicely played, vigorously directed. A potboiler, but nonetheless charming and unpretentious.)
CHEYENNE (1947; d: Raoul Walsh).
1962: Very good- (Tight, exciting, very well paced western about a stage-robber, his girl-friend, mistaken identities --- nicely written, effectively acted, directed with a flair that is uniquely Walsh's, and photographed with a sure knowledge of the western-locale. Really an excellent minor Walsh, delightful and exciting.)
GUN FURY (1953; d: Raoul Walsh).
1962: Fair* (Vigorous, if typical, western: in Walsh's usual style: unmannered, simple, tough, and effective. Good photography, fair acting, O.K. story. Walsh makes it all seem a good deal better than it is.)
1962: Good* (Expertly directed, rousingly acted and written World War II story set during the Burma campaign; Walsh, as always, is exciting and vigorous --- though not among his masterpieces --- like High Sierra or White Heat --- this is certainly an engrossing, exciting, adventure. Errol Flynn effectively leads the all-male cast.)
Added 1966: (Walsh is not a realist, like [Samuel] Fuller, so there is not the authenticity of the latter's work; but there is the adventuresome personality of Walsh --- and he is the author.)
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