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Review: 'Paisa'

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Paisan (meaning 'fellow-countryman') comprises six episodes as Yank and British troops battle their way northward to push the Nazis out of Sicily and Italy. They are tied together in semi-documentary…

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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: 'Dragonwyck'

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Anya Seton's Dragonwyck, the bestseller, has been given a lucid, often-compelling transition to the screen. It's a psychological yarn, its mid-19th century American-feudal background being always…

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Review: 'Undercurrent'

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Undercurrent is heavy drama with femme appeal. Picture [from Thelma Strabel's novel You Were There deals with psychology angle in which a weak, uncertain man uses lies, theft and even murder to…

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