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Review: 'Sciuscia'

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With the shoeshine boys of Rome's streets as background, this film is a preachment on Italian juvenile delinquency. Producers used real shoeshine boys and the absence of experienced actors works out…

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Review: 'Heartbeat'

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Pygmalion theme [from a pre-war French film] lends itself to Ginger Rogers' talents and strong performances by others in the cast are on the credit side. These factors do considerable in glossing…

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Review: 'Abilene Town'

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Fundamentally a story about the violent conflict of interests between the cattlemen and newly arrived homesteaders. Abilene Town [based on a novel by Ernest Haycox] focuses interest on the evolution…

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Review: 'The Stranger'

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The Stranger is socko melodrama, spinning an intriguing web of thrills and chills. Director Orson Welles gives the production a fast, suspenseful development, drawing every advantage from the…

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