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Review: 'Toni'

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Full of atmosphere, intensely tragic, studded with artistic touches of direction, acting and photography, it's the filming of the story behind a rural police case [from an idea by J. Levert]. Takes…

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Review: 'She'

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Ruth Rose adapted H. Rider Haggard's novel and did a smooth job. Story blame belongs with the basic yarn and not with the treatment. There are scenes that skirt the twilight zone of the horse laugh.

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Review: 'The Informer'

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The Informer is forcefully and intelligently written, directed and acted. Story [by Liam O'Flaherty] deals with the Irish rebellion against British authority prior to 1922, when the Irish Free…

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Review: 'Captain Blood'

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Captain Blood, from the Rafael Sabatini novel, is a big picture. It's a spectacle which will establish both Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Director Michael Curtiz hasn't spared the horses. It's…

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Review: 'The Crusades'

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Probably only Cecil B. DeMille could make a picture like The Crusades - and get away with it. It's long, and the story is not up to some of his previous films, but the production has sweep and…

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Review: 'It's a Gift'

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Practically a comedy monolog for W.C. Fields, with little help from a number of others. No plot, no suspense; rather coarse-grained in spots, but packing a load of belly laughs for people who like…

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