The Hurricane (1937)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1937.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, adaptation by Oliver H.P. Garrett, based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Lloyd Nosler.  Academy Awards 1937.  This excellent…

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Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves

BBB (out of 5) Silly B-movie stars Maria Montez as the exotic lass who charms the coffers off the famous thief of Araby. Ali Baba was a young orphan escaping an evil prince, raised by thieves living in a hidden cave and now ready to lead his men towards helping avenge his past and save his…

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Lady In The Dark

BBB (out of 5) Moss Hart’s original Broadway play has been butchered to pieces by Hollywood in this lackluster musical. Ginger Rogers gets a fine starring role as a magazine editor perplexed by odd dreams that no end of psychoanalysis can seem to help her figure out. In the end, she finally unlocks her memories, which…

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