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Review: 'Laura'

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The film's deceptively leisurely pace at the start, and its light, careless air, only heighten the suspense without the audience being conscious of the buildup. What they are aware of as they follow…

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Review: 'In Society'

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Basic idea of story [by Hugh Wedlock Jr and Howard Snyder] spots Abbott and Costello as two struggling, extra-dumb plumbers being accidentally invited to a high society weekend soiree. Their…

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Review: 'Gaslight'

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Patrick Hamilton's London stage melodrama, is given an exciting screen treatment by Arthur Hornblow Jr's excellent production starring Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotten.

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Review: 'Cobra Woman'

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Cobra Woman is a super-fantastic melodrama backgrounded on a mythical island that might exist somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Elaborately and colorfully mounted for constant eye-appeal, and with the…

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Review: 'The Way Ahead'

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There is no story in the accepted sense, and no love interest. There are momentary shots of femmes, chiefly wives, but no pin-up girls. This heightens the documentary value of this wartime slice of…

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