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Review: 'The Raven'

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A good horror flicker. Just vaguely 'suggested' by the Edgar Allen Poe classic, the adaptation wanders not a little, but the basic romance is wisely kept to the fore, and Bela Lugosi, as the…

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Review: 'Rendezvous'

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Another chill-and-chuckle play scoring a bullseye. Yarn was developed by Bella and Sam Spewack from a novel [American Black Chamber] by Herbert O. Yardley, in the War Department intelligence office…

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Review: 'Moscow Nights'

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Moscow Nights is a triumph for director Anthony Asquith in that you are actually transported to Russia in 1916, and no book could give you a more vivid spectacle of things as they existed at that…

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Review: 'Black Fury'

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Pennsy coal-mining background is basically a masculine setting for intra-industry politics [from the story Jan Volkanik by M.A. Musmanno and play Bohunk by Henry R. Irving]. The fomenting…

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Review: 'The 39 Steps'

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Gaumont has a zippy, punchy, romantic melodrama in The 39 Steps. Story is by John Buchan. It's melodrama and at times far-fetched and improbable, but the story twists and spins artfully from one…

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