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Review: 'Rembrandt'

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An idealized film biography of the life of the famous painter. Story begins at the height of Rembrandt's fame, during his lifetime, and carries on to his solitary, poverty-stricken old age. Despite a…

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Review: 'Anything Goes'

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Cole Porter's lyrics, which were the essence and chief asset of the original [1934] stage Anything Goes, have been replaced by plot motion in this adaptation. Of the Porter poetical sleight-of-hand…

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Review: 'Limelight'

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The high spots of this picture are the graceful dancing in it and Arthur Tracey's fine voice. Anna Neagle is natural in the role of an ambitious chorus girl who dries up so completely when her big…

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Review: 'Stowaway'

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In addition to her customary singing, dancing and exceptional line reading for a child her age, Shirley Temple this time goes in for talking Chinese, quoting Oriental proverbs, giving imitations of…

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Review: 'Fury'

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Punchy story [by Norman Krasna] has been masterfully guided by the skillfull direction of the Viennese Fritz Lang. It's his first in America and represents the culmination of a year and a half of…

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Review: 'Poppy'

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There's one thing that W.C. Fields will never be, and that's unfunny. He could get laughs with Hamlet's soliloquy, which is just about what he does in Poppy [from a play by Dorothy Donnelly]. Amidst…

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