Reviews

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Review: 'Jesse James'

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Jesse James, notorious train and bank bandit of the late 19th century, and an important figure in the history of the midwest frontier, gets a drastic bleaching. Script by Nunnally Johnson is an…

Marketplace

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Review: 'The Women'

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As in the play [by Clare Boothe], no man appears - it's a field day for the gals to romp intimately in panties, scanties and gorgeous gowns. Most of the members of the cast (studio claims 135…

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Review: 'Blackmail'

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Blackmail starts and finishes with spectacular oil well fires. In between there's some lusty and actionful melodrama, with moderate tincture of a wife's loyalty and sacrifice. Picture is a good…

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Review: 'The Old Maid'

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Film version of the Pulitzer prize play [by Zoe Akins from a novel by Edith Wharton] sticks pretty close to the original development and dialog. Therein lies a handicap to success of the piece on the…

Jamaica Inn
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Review: 'Jamaica Inn'

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Superb direction, excellent casting, expressive playing and fine production offset an uneven screenplay to make Jamaica Inn a gripping version of the Daphne du Maurier novel. Since it's frankly a…

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