The New Pictures, Nov. 10, 1947

The Swordsman (Columbia) is set in 18th Century Scotland (which apparently never had a dour day) but still it's just another western. In fact, a few of the grizzled old clansmen lapse into an occasional drawl. Even Hero Larry Parks appears to be still playing in his most successful picture. The Jolson Story: at one point he declaims vibrantly: "Ah luhvs yuh!" But no oater-fan is likely to object to any of the escapes and chases and pounding hooves.

The Technicolor, in piercing circus poster colors, puts the lassies into rich kirtles and the...

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