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'Star Wars' Unquestionably Splendibulous

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'Star Wars' Unquestionably Splendibulous

'Star Wars' Unquestionably Splendibulous

'Star Wars' Unquestionably Splendibulous

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In 1977, film reviewer Tom Shales took a first look at Lucas' new SciFi flick. "Star Wars took $8 million and several years to bring off. But it's been brought off grandly. " Shales also noted: "A movie newcomer named Harrison Ford is especially impressive." This segment was originally broadcast on March 23, 1977.