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9/10
An absolute gem !
1 February 2000
This is one of the best movies I have ever seen ! I know of no one else who has ever seen it, unfortunately, because it is rarely shown on TV. It is simply hilarious .

The subject is timeless; the acting is wonderful; and the story line is delightful. Do not miss this one if you are ever so lucky as to find it.
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My Pal Gus (1952)
6/10
Foghorn Winslow Does It Again
25 October 1999
Any movie with George " Foghorn " Winslow is fun ! I know that's a generalization of the first magnitude , but it happens to be true. This is a little movie - but a good one . It's definitely a 50's style family affair . Richard Widmark softens his act and comes across as very believable . When " Foghorn " is on screen , however , the film belongs to him . Enjoy .
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8/10
A genuine " sleeper "
20 October 1999
This is simply a charming , funny movie . Robert Taylor is exceptionally good - as is the supporting cast in general. Well-made Western comedies seem few and far between .

The movie was not well publicized upon its release as I recall , nor was it rated as top flight . It's hardly ever seen on television.

The film can easily be described as wholesome - a rarity more today than back in the 50's . Its tone and style reflect the mood of the times.

By all means , catch it if you can .
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8/10
A true classic of the mystery genre.
18 October 1999
This is one of those movies that you wish you hadn't seen before - so you could see it again " for the first time " . Van Dine's books still bring pleasure - but are termed excessively flowery by many . This movie is by far the best film adaptation of his works . William Powell is William Powell - say no more . The plot is intricate . The story moves all too quickly , because you want it to last . Enjoy.
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