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Review: 'The Overlanders'

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Producer Michael Balcon sent director Harry Watt to Australia with a mandate to make a picture representative of that continent. Watt spent five months soaking up the atmosphere. In the Federal Food…

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Review: 'The Chase'

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The Chase is a meller that's taut as sprung steel for 75 minutes of its running time then slackens limply into the commonplace. Yarn [from the novel The Black Path of Fear by Cornell Woolrich]…

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Review: 'San Quentin'

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Gordon Douglas whips together this tale of reformation leagues within prisons with plenty of movement, spotting action and development without a slow moment. Lawrence Tierney, as a prisoner of San…

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Review: 'Humoresque'

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Humoresque combines classical music and drama into a top quality motion picture. A score of unusual excellence gives freshness to standard classics and plays as important a part as Fannie Hurst's…

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Review: 'Easy to Wed'

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Metro refurbishes the old Libeled Lady script with brilliant color, plenty of fun and assured box-office stars. It all adds up to top-notch entertainment. Accent is on comedy with an occasional song…

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Review: 'Black Beauty'

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Black Beauty, another of the Hollywood equine species, is none too promising. It lacks marquee names and adult entertainment values, though it's the sort of item that the youngsters would relish.

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