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Carole Lombard in “The Princess Comes Across” (1936) – reviewed by George

There are a few laughs, but this Carole Lombard movie is basically a romance-murder mystery. Carole (doing a pretty good Garbo) plays Princess Olga of Sveden, sorry, Sweden, and she is traveling on a luxury liner from a French port … Continue reading

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Broadway Gondolier (1935) – reviewed by George

By the 1940s Dick Powell was very effective as various weathered and weary Private Eyes, including Phillip Marlowe. But in his 1930’s musicals that I had seen, I thought he came across as being about 15 years old, and hardly … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) – reviewed by George

This old film, in black and white, sounds as though it might be a history lesson, but it is an adventure film with a lot of clever dialogue, and a final action sequence featuring hordes of horsemen attacking the palace … Continue reading

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