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Review: 'Blackmail'

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Blackmail starts and finishes with spectacular oil well fires. In between there's some lusty and actionful melodrama, with moderate tincture of a wife's loyalty and sacrifice. Picture is a good…

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Review: 'Love Affair'

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Leo McCarey's initial production for RKO as a producer-director offers an entirely new approach to accepted technique. Basically, it's the regulation formula of boy-meets-girl [story by McCarey and…

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Review: 'Ask a Policeman'

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Bits of Dr Syn (1937), with George Arliss, and The Ghost Train (1931) blend happily with amusing dialog and situations [story by Sidney Gilliatt] usually associated with Will Hay and his two stooges…

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Review: 'Zaza'

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In the third presentation of the play [following versions in 1915 and 1923], Paramount has retained basic fundamentals of the original [play by Pierre Berton and Charles Simon], but adaptation…

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Review: 'Raffles'

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Previous Goldwyn production of Raffles had Ronald Colman and Kay Francis as main figures in the romantic motivation to dovetail with the crook angle. Here, however, script concentrates on…

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