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  • The Ape

    The Ape

    ★★½

    "THE APE" is one of the least shabby of poverty row horrors Monogram made (talk about "faint praise" but I don't mean it that way). I actually like this film; despite my general aversion to horror movies featuring an ape as the monster. Yawn. However, this one has a nifty little story and Boris Karloff so I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. "Dear Boris" plays Dr. Bernard Adrian, a kindly, grandfatherly doctor who is haunted…

  • In Name Only

    In Name Only

    ★★★★

    Alec Walker (Cary Grant) is a rich guy stuck in a loveless marriage with his wife Maida (the wavishing Kay Francis) who previously dumped the love of her life to marry for money. Julie Eden (Carole Lombard) is a young widow with a daughter Ellen (Peggy Ann Garner). Alec and Julie "meet cute" while she does a spot of hopeless fishing in a fishless stream. They quickly fall in love (wouldn't YOU?!?!?!). At first, Maida seems ready to give Alec…

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  • Bus Stop

    Bus Stop

    ½

    I have to agree with the other negative reviews of this film; it is possibly one of the most unpleasant movie watching experiences I've ever had. Others have commented that it was like a horror film where a brutish bully torments a woman until he finally breaks her. For me, it was like watching a rape in slow motion; but with the added unpleasantness of the filmmakers' attitude that we were apparently supposed to find a lot of the proceedings…

  • Terrified

    Terrified

    ★½

    I wasn't.