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Review: 'Carefree'

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Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, with an Irving Berlin set of four good songs, delve into psychoanalysis for their script [from an original story by Marian Ainslee and Guy Endore]. The result may…

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Review: 'Algiers'

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Charles Boyer creates an interesting portrait of a continental gangster, jewel thief and tough guy in Algiers. Other meritorious aspects include John Cromwell's direction and the first appearance in…

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Review: 'The River'

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This is the second film produced by the Farm Security Administration, previous one having been The Plough That Broke the Plains, also written and directed by Pare Lorentz, with musical score by…

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Review: 'The Dawn Patrol'

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Dawn Patrol sparkles because of vigorous performances of the entire cast and Edmund Goulding's sharp direction. Story [by John Monk Saunders] is reminiscent of previous yarns about the flying service…

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Review: 'In Old Chicago'

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An elaborate and liberally budgeted entertainment, the pictorial climax is the Chicago fire of 1871. This portion envisaging mob panic, desperate efforts to stop the fire by dynamiting, etc, is…

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