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Review: ‘Flesh’

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Wallace Beery plays a big-hearted, big-muscled, small-brained guy with lovable qualities, a sort of cross between Emil Jannings of Variety (1926) and the same Beery of The Champ (1931). Instead of…

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Review: ‘Scarface’

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Scarface contains more cruelty than any of its gangster picture predecessors, but there's a squarer for every killing. The blows are always softened by judicial preachments and sad endings for the…

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Review: ‘Tiger Shark’

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A strong and exceedingly well played and directed sea drama [from the story Tuna by Houston Branch]. After losing his hand to a tiger shark in a realistic underwater shot, Edward G. Robinson, as Capt…

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Review: ‘Fanny’

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Once again, producer-writer Marcel Pagnol plays variations on his favorite theme of the young maid's fall from virtue into pregnancy. The story of Fanny [middle seg of the trilogy comprising Marius…

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Review: ‘Life Begins’

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A good picture, a woman's picture, different, and on the serious side. Basis of the theme is childbirth with the entire locale a hospital and the story particularly concerned with a cross-section of…

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