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Review: 'Zimlya'

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Earth was the sixth of Aleksandr Dovzhenko's eleven productions, and it embodies the quintessence of his philosophy of life: that the tenets of the Marxist are related to the attachment of simple men…

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Review: 'Laughter'

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Douglas Doty and Harry D'Arrast skeletonized a dandy scenario. Donald Ogden Stewart brightened it up with dialog. Fredric March makes it brilliant with playing. March steals the picture.

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Review: 'Anna Christie'

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In all departments a wow picture. Comparison is inevitable with the silent version made by Thomas Ince eight years earlier with Blanche Sweet and William Russell. In both instances Hollywood closely…

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Review: 'Party Girl'

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Marie Prevost is the pip party eyeful of joy. She is classified as 'A' and 'popular' on her index card, with her party salary $100 nightly. Playing the party route shows on Prevost. She has a…

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Review: 'What a Widow!'

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Gloria Swanson is a youthful widow, innocent in the world's ways, who is left $5 million when her 60-year-old husband passes out. Seemingly New York isn't big enough for the corking looking widow. So…

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Review: 'L'Age d'Or'

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Made two years after his surrealistic Le Chien Andalou, director Luis Bunuel's second effort created such a furor when first shown in Paris [on Oct. 28, 1930] that, after a stormy run, it was finally…

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Review: 'The Divorcee'

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In its adaptation of Ex-Wife, the spicy 1929 novel by Ursula Parrott, Metro has taken liberties. Refinement has taken the upper hand here, with only the necessary touch of sauciness to satisfy…

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Review: 'Animal Crackers'

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First give Paramount extreme credit for reproducing Animal Crackers intact from the stage [musical written by George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar], without too much of the…

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