Reviews

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Review: ‘Spartacus’

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It took a lot of moolah - U says $12 million - and two years of intensive work to bring Spartacus to the screen. Film justifies the effort. There is solid dramatic substance, purposeful and…

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Review: ‘Kidnapped’

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Walt Disney's live-action feature is a faithful recreation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic. The film itself is sluggish because its story line is not clear enough and for other reasons does not…

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Review: ‘Pollyanna’

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In Walt Disney's Pollyanna Hayley Mills' work more than compensates for the film's lack of tautness and, at certain points, what seems to be an uncertain sense of direction. That the incredibly…

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Review: ‘Can-Can’

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Can-Can [based on the musical by Abe Burrows] is a serviceable musical. The more discriminating will find it wanting. It's Las Vegas, 1960; not Montmartre, 1896. The production somehow conveys the…

Ben-Hur
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Review: ‘Ben-Hur’

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The $15 million bet Metro topper Joseph R. Vogel and his associates put on a chariot race should result in the biggest payoff in the history of film business. "Ben-Hur" is a majestic achievement…

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