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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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Review: 'The Squeaker'

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Typically fine Korda production, starring Edmund Lowe in an adaptation from the Edgar Wallace play. Despite the fact that Wallace's son Bryan is credited with the scenario, the screenplay is by…

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