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[on reviewing 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939)] It is all so well-intentioned, so genial and so gay that any reviewer who would look down his nose at the fun-making should be spanked and sent off, supperless, to bed.
Following his journalistic beginnings, Nugent worked under contract as a script doctor for 20th Century Fox. After leaving Fox, he became a free-lance journalist and columnist for magazines like Colliers, Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping. In addition to his subsequent work for John Ford (of whom he had been an ardent admirer from his time as a key reviewer for The New York Times)...