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Review: 'Barbary Coast'

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Sam Goldwyn picked Barbary Coast as a title and called in Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur to write a story to fit. Result is a picture that has all it takes to get along in thoroughbred company.

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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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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: 'Reckless'

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Reckless is a hodge-podge of melodrama, backstage and quasi-musical. It includes a cinematic recreation [from a story by Oliver Jeffries] of a recent newspaper melodrama involving a torch songstress…

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Review: 'Clive of India'

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The Black Hole of Calcutta, the battle elephants (with their gargantuan and murder- ous barbed armor), the famous hindustani monsoons and, of course, the basically courageous warrior, Robert Clive…

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