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On Approval

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On Approval Blu-ray Review

18 December 2013
  • Conclusion: Don't watch On Approval when you're tired, because it requires close attention to every word. Like all good drawing room comedy, the film derives much its humor from nuances of language. It's aimed at viewers who enjoy the mean streak in a remark like George's after Maria has left the room in a huff: "She's not crying because I said she was forty-one. She's crying because she is forty-one.
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On Approval (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
26 March 2013
  • Excerpt: When cinema began making the transition from silent movies to talkies, many actors got lost in the shuffle. Some just didn't have good speaking voices, some didn't quite have the tools necessary to make the adjustment and some were simply regarded as old news. One of the exceptions was British actor Clive Brook, who became a big star during the early 1920s (appearing in adaptations of Vanity Fair and A Tale of Two Cities , among other efforts) and retaining his stardom...
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Audio 6
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On Approval Review

21 March 2013
  • Excerpt: On Approval is an adaptation of Frederick Lonsdale’s popular play by Clive Brook, the sole directorial effort for a star actor better known for his lead roles. First released in 1944, the British comedy was a widely acclaimed classic of its era, if not well known today. Time magazine called it one of the ten-best films of 1944.
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On Approval

High-Def Digest
11 March 2013
  • Conclusion: 'On Approval' is a great film that still packs quite a few comedic punches, despite its age. Both Lonsdale's original play and Brook's adaptation of it work brilliantly as a delightful send up to the sort of British aristocratic world of manners, respectability and decorum that has provided so many genuine laughs in so many different ways.
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