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Review: 'Street Scene'

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Street Scene comes upon the screen in faithful reproduction of the stage play. Author Elmer Rice went to Hollywood and had a supervisory hand in the filming and nearly a dozen of the characters are…

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Review: 'Night Nurse'

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Night Nurse is a conglomeration of exaggerations, often bordering on serial dramatics. Reason for audience indifference is somewhat guttural. Barbara Stanwyck as the flip gal who knows pretty much…

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Review: 'La Chienne'

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Very cleverly made and beautifully acted. Unseemly title is hardly flavored enough to come up to the story, which was staged from the novel of the same name by Georges de la Fouchardiere at the…

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Review: 'Daybreak'

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Lack of action stands against Daybreak, that gets its title because the two principals stay out all night the first time they met. Both of them, Ramon Novarro and Helen Chandler, give a perfectly…

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Review: 'What a Widow!'

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Gloria Swanson is a youthful widow, innocent in the world's ways, who is left $5 million when her 60-year-old husband passes out. Seemingly New York isn't big enough for the corking looking widow. So…

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