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Review: 'Fourteen Hours'

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Suspense elements in a situation that has a would-be suicide swaying precariously on a high window ledge are fully realized in Fourteen Hours. Story [by Joel Sayre] is based on an actual suicide case…

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Review: 'The Racket'

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This remake of Bartlett Cormack's old play has been handled to emphasize clearcut action and suspense and the casting is just right to stress the rough and ready toughness in the script.

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Review: 'The Magic Box'

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The Magic Box is a picture of great sincerity and integrity, superbly acted and intelligently directed. Biopic of William Friese-Greene, the British motion picture pioneer, is charged with real life…

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Review: 'The Desert Fox'

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The story of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, as biographed by Brigadier Desmond Young, comes to the screen as an episodic documentary difficult to follow or understand. A controversial angle is posed by…

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Review: 'Teresa'

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Bright news of Teresa is the American introduction of Pier Angeli, as the Italian war bride of the mixed-up John Ericson. There's enough of the waif in her appearance to generate a tremendous…

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Review: 'Sailor Beware'

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While this film version of the 1933 legit piece [by Kenyon Nicholson and Charles Robinson, adapted by Elwood Ullman] has been padded to an unnecessary 104 minutes, it has enough of the comics in…

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