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Review: 'The Desert Song'

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In modernizing story, German agents and plans to construct new railroad in North Africa for terminus at Dakar provide motivation for Riff uprising and leadership by Dennis Morgan, an American piano…

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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: 'Wilson'

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The production is said to cost over $3 million and looks it. When there are crowds in the Senate, at the sundry political conventions, in the Palmer Stadium, on the campus, they are there in…

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