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Review: 'The Key'

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Setting of The Key, adapted from the London stage play [by R. Gore-Browne and J. L. Hardy], is the Irish revolution of 1920. Recalled is that chapter of Anglo-Gaelic relations in which the marauding…

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Review: 'Nana'

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Sam Goldwyn brilliantly launches a new star in a not so brilliant vehicle. Anna Sten has beauty, glamour, charm, histrionic ability (although there are a couple of moments which seemed a bit beyond…

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Review: 'Les Miserables'

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Any ordinary film, when loaded with the handicaps piled on Les Miserables, would stagger and drop with a resounding flop. Holding it all together is the thespic strength of the great Harry Baur, who…

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Review: 'Happy'

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Stanley Lupino, Laddie Cliff and Will Fyffe are a splendid trio of comedians. They provide the comedy for this musical melange, which has neither measuremental length nor breadth. It is formless, but…

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Review: 'Evensong'

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A highly absorbing and intelligently produced musical, the saga of an opera warbler whose career reaches a tragic end. Evelyn Laye is the singing lead of Evensong. By stages she skilfully portrays…

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Review: 'British Agent'

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A powerful yarn of espionage during the early days of the Russian revolution. Leslie Howard and Kay Francis handle the two chief roles tellingly. Story comes from a novel by R. H. Bruce Lockhart…

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