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  • Saps at Sea

    Saps at Sea

    ★★★½

    Laurel and Hardy work at a horn factory testing the horns. The sound of the horns drives Hardy crazy, and he erupts into violent outbursts at the sound. The doctor, James Finlayson, recommends a long rest in the peace and quiet of a sea voyage. The boys settle on renting a small boat tied to a dock. For some unknown reason, Stan brings a trombone along. Their tranquility is soon broken by mean-looking and nasty-tempered Richard Cramer, an escaped criminal,…

  • Escape by Night

    Escape by Night

    ★★★½

    Two gangsters, a gangster’s girlfriend, and an innocent bystander, who becomes involved with them, escape from the law and take refuge in the isolated farm home of a blind man and his granddaughter. The innocent man and the granddaughter soon fall in love.The faith and friendliness of the blind grandfather inspire the reformation of the two gangsters and the woman. The trio reject the gang leader when he finds them and surrender to the sheriff when he arrives to arrest…

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  • The General

    The General

    ★★★★★

    Buster Keaton's masterpiece.

  • The Curse of the Cat People

    The Curse of the Cat People

    ★★★★½

    This is a badly titled, but excellent, film, produced by Val Lewton, who was for a time the breadwinner for RKO Studios. Made after the unexpected smash hit, Cat People, this film is a sequel of sorts. The story focuses on Amy, the daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed, who married after the death of his first wife (the cat person of the title), Irena, and her strange friendships with one real and one imaginary (or is she a ghost?)…