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Review: 'Seventh Heaven'

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Tenderness of this Austin Strong play has been retained in a fine film production. Seventh Heaven is a romance that can stand another telling. Picture is a remake dating back to 1927 as a film and…

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Review: 'Elephant Boy'

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Elephant Boy is a legendary and rather fantastic tale built around the affection which grows up between a native Indian boy and his elephant, an animal which is tops as a hunter. It is a Rudyard…

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Review: 'Nothing Sacred'

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Ben Hecht wrote the adaptation for Sacred from the James H. Street magazine story detailing the experiences of a village beauty who becomes the center of a fantastic newspaper circulation stunt which…

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Review: 'Angel'

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Angel is a rich Hollywood dish that copies foreign recipes. It is Ernest Lubitsch, with Continental delight, tackling a plot to his liking [from a play by Melchior Lengyel] in a far more serious…

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Review: 'The Good Earth'

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Transfer of the [Pearl S.] Buck novel from page to celluloid, with a stop-off via the stage [play by Owen and Donald Davis], is a tough adaptation job. The characters are 100% Chinese. In many scenes…

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Review: 'Vogues of 1938'

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A distinct departure from routine picture producing, Vogues of 1938 has an ingenious script, of surprising elasticity. It has a group of superlative floor-show specialties. It introduces a dozen of…

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Review: 'Saratoga'

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Saratoga, a story of the thoroughbreds and the men and women who follow the horses around the circuit, is a glamorous comedy-drama which the late Jean Harlow was completing, as co-star with Clark…

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Review: 'Easy Living'

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Slapstick farce, incredible and without rhyme or reason, is Paramount's contribution to the cycle of goofy pictures which started with My Man Godfrey (1936). This one is a poor imitation, lacking…

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