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Black Magic

Black Magic, starring Orson Welles, Nancy Guild, Akim Tamiroff
Black Magic (1949), starring Orson Welles, Nancy Guild, Akim Tamiroff Review of Black Magic Orson Welles‘ performance in Black Magic is absolutely riveting – a must-see performance.  He plays the role of the charlatan Cagliostro with gusto, and style.  Welles moves the audience from sympathy for the character to disgust...
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Mary of Scotland 1936

Mary of Scotland (1936) starring Katherine Hepburn, Frederic March, John Carradine
Mary of Scotland (1936) starring Katherine Hepburn, Frederic March, John Carradine Synopsis of Mary of Scotland A historical movie, dealing with the life of Mary of Scotland, with some typical Hollywood liberties with historical fact, but with excellent performances all around.
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Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette (1938) starring Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Robert Morley
Marie Antoinette (1938) starring Norma Shearer,  Tyrone Power,  John Barrymore,  Robert Morley Product Description of  Marie Antoinette  Her eyes shine as brightly as the diamonds at her slender throat or as the countless candles that turn the Palace of Versailles into a light-drenched fantasy world. She is Marie...
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Desiree

Desiree (1954) starring Jean Simmons, Marlon Brando, Michael Rennie, Merle Oberon
Desiree (1954) starring Jean Simmons, Marlon Brando, Michael Rennie,  Merle Oberon  Like all Hollywood biographies,  Desiree needs to be taken with a grain of salt, regarding historical accuracy. Having said that, however, it’s a very interesting film, weaving the lives of four people and two countries together.
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Cardinal Richelieu (1935)

Cardinal Richelieu (1935), starring George Arliss, Maureen O’Sullivan, Edward Arnold and Cesar Romero
Cardinal Richelieu (1935),  starring George Arliss, Maureen O’Sullivan, Edward Arnold and Cesar Romero Cardinal Richelieu is a 1935 American historical film directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring George Arliss, Maureen O’Sullivan, Edward Arnold and Cesar Romero. It was based on the 1839 play Richelieu by Edward Bulwer-Lytton...
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The Jolson Story

The Jolson Story (1946) starring Larry Parks, William Demerest, Evelyn Keyes
movie review of “The Jolson Story”, a fictionalized account of the life story of Al Jolson, played by Larry Parks (with the actual singing done by Al Jolson himself) with loads of music, and a massive success when it was released.
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Young Mr. Lincoln

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) starring Henry Fonda, directed by John Ford
Young American master director John Ford crafts a fictionalized account of ten years in the life of Abraham Lincoln (magnificently portrayed by Henry Fonda), before he became known to the world Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) starring Henry Fonda, directed by John Ford
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Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Abe Lincoln in Illinois, starring Raymond Massey
Abe Lincoln in Illinois is one of the best movie biographies that I’ve ever seen, bar none – a riveting biography, with excellent acting by Raymond Massey, who literally becomes the title character – highly recommended.
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