Cinema: Double Trouble

A lemon that has been squeezed is generally regarded as garbage. Not so in Hollywood. There the discarded lemon can be stuffed with colorful yegg and luscious tomato, wrapped in the right sort of cabbage, and served to the public as something called a rehash.

The Rains of Ranchlpur (20th Century-Fox), for instance, wades once more through The Rains Came, a story that is just as soggy today as it was in 1939. The main difference is that this time Lana Turner and not Myrna Loy is the girl who breasts the flood.

A U.S. heiress who has married a title (Michael Rennie),...

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