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    Sight & Sound: Michael Atkinson
    March 31, 2017 | May 2017 Issue (p. 105)

    Strange is right – even the MGM A-team in 1940 was capable of birthing head-scratching freak-outs of a kind you can bet gave Louis B. agita... The overall thrust isn't terribly heartwarming but rather rankly cynical, brutally misogynist, and ambivalent at best about divine intervention. Nevertheless, Borzage imbued the burnished squalor with moments of poetry, and Crawford's embattled femme emerges from stereotype as a three-dimensional woman.