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Review: 'Jesse James'

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Jesse James, notorious train and bank bandit of the late 19th century, and an important figure in the history of the midwest frontier, gets a drastic bleaching. Script by Nunnally Johnson is an…

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Review: 'Beau Geste'

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Beau Geste has been produced with vigorous realism and spectacular sweep. Director William Wellman has focused attention on the melodramatic and vividly gruesome aspects of the story, and skimmed…

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Review: 'Zenobia'

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Hal Roach introduces Oliver Hardy in straight comedy. Teamed with Harry Langdon - drafted to replace Stan Laurel - Hardy gives out with a minimum of slapstick antics and knockabout stunts. A few of…

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Review: 'The Old Maid'

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Film version of the Pulitzer prize play [by Zoe Akins from a novel by Edith Wharton] sticks pretty close to the original development and dialog. Therein lies a handicap to success of the piece on the…

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