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Review: 'Detective Story'

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William Wyler has polished the legit hit by Pulitzer-prizewinner Sidney Kingsley into a cinematic gem. Scripters have stuck almost to the letter of the original play. Even the location seldom changes…

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Review: 'The River'

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Jean Renoir's The River is a sort of animated geographic, in color, of life on the Ganges River in West Bengal. It is a distinctive story of adolescent love, with a philosophy that life flows on just…

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Review: 'Sirocco'

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This melodrama goes back to 1925 and the war between French occupation troops and the Syrians in Damascus. Visual presentation interestingly depicts the locale, and it is given excellent low-key…

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Review: 'Froken Julie'

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This is a somber study of heavy passion and conflicting social mores on an estate. Brilliant technical assets and fine stylized megging by Alf Sjoberg, who did Torment, make this a good entry.

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