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Lifeboat

“Still no sign of land! How long is it?” “That’s a rather personal question!” Ah, the Hitchcock water tank chestnut returns for the nth time, marking the passage of the years like an old friend. There’s still too much flim-flam towards the end, the back projection still raises a smile, the leg amputation still raises a wince, Tallulah Bankhead still hasn’t put any pants on, and Reduco the Obesity Slayer still sounds like a character from Krull.

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