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Review: 'The Gold Rush'

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With music and narrative dialog added, Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush [1925] stands the test of time. Chaplin's inimitable cane, derby, hobble and moustache of early days still retain solid comedy…

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Review: 'Mrs Miniver'

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Superbly catching the warmth and feeling of Jan Struther's characters in her best-selling book of sketches, Mrs Miniver, Metro has created out of it a poignant story of the joys and sorrows, the…

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Review: 'Holiday Inn'

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Loaded with a wealth of songs, it's meaty, not too kaleidoscopic and yet closely knit for a compact 100 minutes of tiptop filmusical entertainment. The idea is a natural, and Irving Berlin has…

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Review: 'Reunion'

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Reunion is another one of those dramas cooked up about the subjugation of the French by the German conquerors. Starting out with some promise, it falls apart at the halfway point. Attempts to…

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Review: 'Cat People'

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This is a weird drama of thrill-chill caliber, with developments of surprises confined to psychology and mental reactions, rather than transformation to grotesque and marauding characters for visual…

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Review: 'The Glass Key'

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Parading a murder mystery amidst background of politics, gambling czars, romance and lusty action, this revised version of Dashiell Hammett's novel - originally made in 1935 - is a good picture of…

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Review: 'Moontide'

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Much of the success of the film [from the 1940 bestseller by Willard Robertson] may hinge on reaction to Jean Gabin. He's a pleasing and able player, but fails to project warmth and personal feeling.

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