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Review: 'Oliver Twist'

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From every angle this is a superb achievement. Dickens' devotees may object to condensing of the story and omission of some of the minor characters. But what is left still runs close to two hours.

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Review: 'Casbah'

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The music is excellent, Tony Martin's singing is sock, and the Pepe Le Moko story has always been good, if familiar, screen fare. That the romantic melodrama doesn't always mesh too well with the…

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Review: 'The Red Shoes'

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For the first 60 minutes, this is a commonplace backstage melodrama, in which temperamental ballerinas replace the more conventional showgirls. Then a superb ballet of the Red Shoes, based on a Hans…

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Review: 'Kidnapped'

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Robert Louis Stevenson's swashbuckler of feuding Scots and foul play in the 18th century has lost a lot of its punch in the screen adaptation. Kidnapped is only mildly entertaining, telling its story…

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Review: 'The Big Clock'

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There are weaknesses lurking in this pic [based on the novel by Kenneth Fearing, adaptation by Harold Goldman], namely a too-patly tailored yarn and some spotty acting, but these matter little. The…

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Review: 'Saigon'

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Alan Ladd fans and other followers of high adventure will like Saigon. It's strictly pulp-fiction stuff with a flair for good characterizations and plenty of action. P. J. Wolfson, in his production…

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