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Review: 'All My Sons'

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All My Sons comes to the screen with a potent impact. Whatever message may have been in the stage presentation has been resolved to the more fundamental one of man's duty to man, and gains strength…

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Review: 'Good Sam'

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Good Sam is a comedy whose central character, played by Gary Cooper, often slows the film's pace because of a languidness and too obviously premeditated performance in a pic that in itself is…

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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: '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 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: '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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