movies I saw from 3 Oct.2012

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1.
Key Largo (1948)
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A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
2.
La città calda (1962 Short Film)
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(11 mins.)
 
3.
Gli stregoni (1961 Documentary)
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(18 mins.)
 
4.
Epilogo (1960 Short Film)
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(11 mins.)
 
5.
Modesty Blaise (1966)
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A spy spoof in the 60s tradition featuring the comic book heroine Modesty Blaise set in the Italian Mediterranean. (119 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
6.
Caged Heat (1974)
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A girl is caught in a drug bust and sent to the hoosegow. The iron-handed superintendent takes exception... (83 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
7.
The Silence of Pelesjan (2011 Documentary)
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(52 mins.)
Director: Pietro Marcello
 
8.
Of Human Bondage (1934)
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A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both. (83 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
9.
Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
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Two Soviet sailors, Peter and Sergei, go ashore in Liverpool to spend one night on the town. Peter can... (94 mins.)
Director: Chris Bernard
 
10.
Vagabond (1985)
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A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death. (105 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
11.
The SuperVips (1968)
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A satire of modern society recounting the adventures of the last in a line of Supermen, the film pokes fun at the processes that lie behind advertising, politics and our consumer society. (79 mins.)
Director: Bruno Bozzetto
 
12.
The Paleface (1948)
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Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover. (91 mins.)
 
13.
GasLand (2010 Documentary)
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An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved. (107 mins.)
Director: Josh Fox
 
14.
West and Soda (1965)
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A greedy villain tries to coerce a woman into marrying him so he can take over her land, when a stranger rides into town intent on taking down the bad guys. (86 mins.)
Director: Bruno Bozzetto
 
15.
My Friends (1975)
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Necchi (a bar owner), Perozzi (a journalist), Melandri (an architect) and Mascetti (a broken nobleman) live in Florence... (140 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
16.
Hamburger Hill (1987)
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A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. (110 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
 
17.
Kid Millions (1934)
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A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it. (90 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
18.
You're Telling Me! (1934)
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A hard-drinking, socially-awkward inventor wrecks his daughter's chances of marriage into a rich family and bungles his own chances of success by selling one of his more practical inventions. (66 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
19.
Three for the Show (1955)
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This musical reworking of TOO MANY HUSBANDS (1940), features Grable as a top singer and dancer who's been widowed by WW II... (93 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
20.
Red-Headed Woman (1932)
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Lil works for the Legendre Company and causes Bill to divorce Irene and marry her. She has an affair... (79 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
21.
The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)
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A foreword warns against the peril of yellow journalism, and the story illustrates it by following events... (74 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
22.
The Bank Dick (1940)
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Henpecked Egbert Sousè has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard. (72 mins.)
Director: Edward Cline
 
23.
Endless Night (1972)
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Based on an Agatha Christie suspense novel; a newly-wed couple are threatened after building their dream home on cursed land. (99 mins.)
Director: Sidney Gilliat
 
24.
Night Parade (1929)
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Bobby Martin, a young middleweight champion boxer, is an honest and decent fighter. However, on the eve of his biggest fight... (71 mins.)
 
25.
Traveling Saleslady (1935)
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Angela Tritchell is the daughter of a tooth-paste manufacturer, Rufus K. Twitchell, who has monopolized... (63 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
 
26.
One Rainy Afternoon (1936)
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Actor Philippe Martin and his married date Yvonne plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique... (94 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
27.
Caught in the Draft (1941)
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A movie star who can't stand loud noises accidentally joins the Army. (82 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
28.
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
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Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him. (92 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
29.
The Silk Express (1933)
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A trainload of silk puts Neil Hamilton on the fast track to murder in this full-throttle thrill ride costarring Sheila Terry and Guy Kibbee... (61 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
 
30.
Song of Freedom (1936)
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A black British dockworker named Johnny Zinga becomes a famous singer and learns that he is the rightful king of the African island of Casanga. (80 mins.)
Director: J. Elder Wills
 
31.
Big Hearted Herbert (1934)
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An ex-plumber finds major success as a manufacturer, but while he now has increased wealth with which to provide for his family, his new high-class social life provides him no time with them. (59 mins.)
 
32.
The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
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A tenant farmer's son is caught in the middle of owner-tenant disputes when he falls for the plantation owner's seductive daughter. (78 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
33.
Tugboat Annie (1933)
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Waterfront couple raise their son to be a sea captain. He grows up to be rather snotty and rebels against drunken Beery... (86 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
34.
His Butler's Sister (1943)
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A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career. (87 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
35.
Everybody Sing (1938)
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Judy Bellaire, played by Judy Garland, is the center of trouble at her exclusive private and very conservative school... (91 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
 
36.
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
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Larson E. Whipsnade runs a seedy circus which is perpetually in debt. His performers give him nothing but trouble... (79 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
37.
The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
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Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue. (73 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
38.
Craig's Wife (1936)
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A domineering woman marries a wealthy man for his money, and then uses her position to further her own ambitions for money and power. (73 mins.)
Director: Dorothy Arzner
 
39.
Applause (1929)
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A burlesque star seeks to keep her convent-raised daughter away from her low-down life and abusive lover/stage manager. (80 mins.)
 
40.
The Thirteenth Guest (1932)
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13 years before the movie opens, there was a dinner party, at which the 13th guest failed to show up... (69 mins.)
Director: Albert Ray
 
41.
The Speckled Band (1931)
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After her sister dies under mysterious circumstances, a young heiress seeks Holmes' help when she feels threatened by her brutish stepfather. (90 mins.)
Director: Jack Raymond
 
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43.
Broadway to Hollywood (1933)
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Ted and Lulu Hackett are vaudeville's The Hacketts, a fairly successful song-and-dance team. They bring their son Ted Jr... (85 mins.)
Director: Willard Mack
 
44.
Brief Moment (1933)
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A dissolute rich society boy marries a worldly nightclub singer, and she begins to have a wholly unexpected effect on him. (71 mins.)
Director: David Burton
 
45.
The Patsy (1928)
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An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her. (78 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
46.
Palmy Days (1931)
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Musical comedy antics in an art deco bakery (motto: "Glorifying the American Doughnut") with Eddie Cantor as an assistant to a phoney psychic... (77 mins.)
 
47.
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)
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A missionary tries to outwit the U.S. government and smuggle Chinese orphans into the country. (96 mins.)
Director: Bruce Manning
 
48.
Stage Door Canteen (1943)
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"Dakota," a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous... (132 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
49.
Reducing (1931)
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A beauty parlor manager has her sister help her with interesting results. (77 mins.)
 
50.
Bright Lights (1935)
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Joe and Fay Wilson are a happily married vaudeville team. But when a reporter discovers, that one of... (82 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
51.
Comet Over Broadway (1938)
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Story of a rising stage star and the trouble she causes by her ambition. (70 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
52.
Music Is Magic (1935)
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Aging star (Daniels) finally recognizes the truth when she is replaced in her new movie by a girl from the chorus (Faye). (66 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
53.
Devotion (1931)
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The poor, downtrodden (beautiful, of course) "dutiful" daughter in a London society family falls for a barrister... (81 mins.)
Director: Robert Milton
 
54.
Finn and Hattie (1931)
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(78 mins.)
 
55.
Gambling Lady (1934)
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Lady Lee, gambler's daughter, plies her trade while pondering the proposal of a social-register suitor. (66 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
56.
Lost in the Stratosphere (1934)
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Two military pilots are close friends, and share in a lot of hazardous missions while engaging in a series of good-natured romantic rivalries... (64 mins.)
Director: Melville Brown
 
57.
The Purchase Price (1932)
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A torch singer becomes a mail-order bride for a farmer. (68 mins.)
 
58.
A Very Honorable Guy (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Well respected local good guy, Feet Samuels finds himself heavily in debt due to an uncharacteristic gambling binge... (62 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
59.
International Crime (1938)
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Lamont Cranston (Rod La Rocque), amateur criminologist and detective, with a daily radio program, sponsored by the Daily Classic newspaper... (62 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
60.
The Foreman Went to France (1942)
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Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment. (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Frend
 
61.
The Lost Patrol (1934)
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A dozen British soldiers, lost in a Mesopotamian desert during world war I, are menaced by unseen Arab enemies. (73 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
62.
Pointed Heels (1929)
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(61 mins.)
 
63.
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
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Kenny Williams, a lieutenant on the homicide squad, is engaged to Maxine Carroll, the Mayor's secretary... (80 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
64.
The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
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Pirdy is accident prone. He has been denied insurance from every company in town because he is always getting hit or hurt in some way... (85 mins.)
Director: Jack Donohue
 
65.
A Lady's Profession (1933)
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(68 mins.)
 
66.
College Humor (1933)
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A college professor and the school's star football player are both rivals for the same beautiful coed. (80 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
 
67.
Birth of the Blues (1941)
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Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band... (87 mins.)
 
68.
Unfinished Business (1941)
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Small town girl meets and falls for a playboy type on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive... (96 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
 
69.
You Belong to Me (1934)
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(67 mins.)
 
70.
Wide Open Faces (1938)
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Criminal from all over the country converge on the Lakeside Inn in Willow Springs where bank robber Duke Temple (Stanley Fields) has stashed $100,000... (67 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
71.
Rhythm on the River (1940)
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Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics... (92 mins.)
 
72.
The Decision of Christopher Blake (1948)
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Evelyn and Ken Blake are about to break up their marriage and get a divorce. While she still loves him... (75 mins.)
Director: Peter Godfrey
 
73.
Flirting with Fate (1938)
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A show troupe, led by Dan Dixon and traveling in a trailer, is stranded in Paraguay. Dan is all set... (69 mins.)
Director: Frank McDonald
 
74.
Doubting Thomas (1935)
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A husband makes fun of his wife's theatrical aspirations when she agrees to appear in a local production. When she begins to neglect him, he decides to retaliate by also going on stage. (73 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
75.
A Bedtime Story (1933)
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Parisian playboy plays father to an abandoned baby who interferes with his womanizing. (87 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
76.
A Run for Your Money (1949)
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Brothers from a Welsh village take their first trip to London to collect a prize, and meet a con artist and sundry other urban distractions. (85 mins.)
Director: Charles Frend
 
77.
Five and Ten (1931)
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John owns the largest chain of five and ten cent stores in the country. He moves his family to New York from Kansas City and their life... (89 mins.)
 
78.
David Harum (1934)
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Rogers plays a small town banker in the 1890s whose chief rival is the deacon (Middleton) with whom he has traded horse flesh... (83 mins.)
Director: James Cruze
 
79.
Front Page Woman (1935)
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A woman reporter tries to prove she's just as good as any man, but runs into trouble along the way. (82 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
80.
Young Desire (1930)
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A carnival sideshow dancer falls in love with a handsome young man. (68 mins.)
Director: Lew Collins
 
81.
The Big Pond (1930)
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A tour guide in Venice romances a visiting American tourist whose father owns a chewing-gum factory back in the U.S. She sets out to convince her skeptical father to bring the tour guide to America and give him a job in the plant. (72 mins.)
Director: Hobart Henley
 
82.
13 Rue Madeleine (1946)
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When spy chief Bob Sharkey finds out one of his agents-in-training is actually a Nazi double agent, his strategic decision not to arrest him results in tragedy. (95 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
83.
Submarine D-1 (1937)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
84.
Ambassador Bill (1931)
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An American ambassador arrives in a small country that is being convulsed by political intrigue and civil unrest... (70 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor
 
85.
Radio City Revels (1938)
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A songwriter uses the songs one of his pupils writes while sleeping for his own contract. (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Stoloff
 
86.
Knute Rockne All American (1940)
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The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne. (98 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
87.
Under Pressure (1935)
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Two members of a crew of "sandhogs", men who work on an underwater tunnel project, battle each other... (72 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
88.
Cross-Examination (1932)
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Defense Atorney Gerald Waring uses great skill and ingenuity in his efforts to save the life of a boy charged with the murder of his father... (74 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
89.
Blessed Event (1932)
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Al Roberts writes a gossip column for the Daily Express. He will write about anyone and everyone as long as he gets the credit... (80 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
90.
The Hands of Orlac (1924)
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A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When new hands are grafted on, he doesn't know they once belonged to a murderer. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
91.
Street Girl (1929)
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A homeless and destitute violinist joins a combo to bring it success, but has problems with her love life. (87 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
 
92.
The Silent Witness (1932)
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(73 mins.)