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Review: 'Spellbound'

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David O. Selznick devised unique production values for this Alfred Hitchcock-directed version of a psychological mystery novel [The House of Dr ed wardes, written by Hilary St George Saunders].

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Review: 'Johnny Angel'

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Johnny Angel is another in the seemingly never-ending series of maritime intrigues involving murder and lust. It is slow and plodding, with poor story development [from a story by Charles Gordon…

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Review: 'Hangover Square'

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Hangover Square is eerie murder melodrama of the London gaslight era - typical of Patrick Hamilton yarns, of which this is another. And it doesn't make any pretense at mystery. The madman-murderer is…

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Review: 'Detour'

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Detour falls short of being a sleeper because of a flat ending and its low-budgeted production mountings. Uniformly good performances and some equally good direction and dialog keep the meller…

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