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Review: 'Virginia City'

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On the theory, perhaps, that one good western deserves another, Warner Bros follows up Dodge City, starring Errol Flynn, with another saga of the land of the blazing sunsets entitled Virginia City…

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Review: 'The Westerner'

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Although Gary Cooper is starred, Walter Brennan commands major attention with a slick characterization of Judge Roy Bean, the dispenser of law at Vinegaroon - west of the Pecos. Supplied with a…

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Review: 'The Letter'

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The Letter has a history running back to 1927. Twice before it has been seen in legit and once before (1929) in films, each time with a top femme star in the principal role. Yet never has [the W…

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Review: 'Susan and God'

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Film version of Rachel Crothers' play, with Joan Crawford in the role played by Gertrude Lawrence on the stage, is smartly cast, deftly directed and elaborately mounted. In contrast to the original…

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Review: 'Escape'

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Authorship of one of 1939's bestselling pieces of fiction, a novel entitled Escape, was ascribed to a mysterious Ethel Vance, whose identity was shrouded in mystery under the promotional idea that…

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Review: 'Chad Hanna'

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Chad Hanna is descriptive of early 19th century Americana through the eyes of a roving wagon circus through upper New York state. It's from Walter D. Edmonds' Saturday Evening Post serial, R; Editor…

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