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Review: 'So Big'

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This is the third time around for Edna Ferber's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. It was made as a silent film by First National back in 1925 and as a talker by Warner Bros in 1932. Jane Wyman handles…

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Review: 'Jeopardy'

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The misadventures that befall a family of three vacationing at an isolated coast section of Lower California have been put together in an unpretentious, tightly-drawn suspense melodrama.

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Review: 'Arrowhead'

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The southwest frontier is the setting for this good outdoor actioner. Plot is laid in Texas during 1878 in and around Fort Clark, historical old cavalry post, and Nat Holt films his production on the…

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Review: 'The Intruder'

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The film [based on Robin Maugham's novel Line on Ginger] attempts to answer the question: what turns a wartime hero into a postwar thief? As the yarn opens, Jack Hawkins, a former colonel of the Tank…

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Review: 'Houdini'

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A typical screen biography, presenting a rather fanciful version of Houdini's life. Production does well by illusions and escapes on which Houdini won his fame, using these tricks to give substance…

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Review: 'Tonight We Sing'

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This is a topflight musical drama, based on the career of Sol Hurok, a renowned impresario in the concert field. Mitchell Leisen's direction recognizes the need to cloak the music with a human touch…

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