Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 22, 1954

Hell and High Water (20th Century-Fox) shows what a B picture looks like in CinemaScope. It looks like a big, wide B picture. And worse luck, it is as long (103 min.) as it is broad. The plot: a private philanthropic foundation sends a submarine to the north Pacific to check on reports that an atomic installation has been built there. Richard Widmark commands the sub, Victor Francen is the expedition physicist. His assistant is his daughter (Bella Darvi).

On the way north, Widmark and Bella (in her film debut) give the customers an...

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