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            ‘Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent, but the tests that have to be applied to them are not, of course, the same in…

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            Two comedies made a decade apart will amuse and challenge you: ‘Design for Living’ (1933) and ‘The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek’ (1944).             ‘Design for Living’ takes the…

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            But for its stellar cast and director, ‘Night Train to Munich’ (1940) would be just another ill-plotted British flag-waver with a couple of very good bits.            The…

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            How Dickensian was your boarding school?  That this question, hotly debated between ages 13 and 18, persists in my peers’ seventh decade says much about their schools’ capacity…