New Pictures: Dec. 20, 1926

The Armored Cruiser Prince Potemkin. In search of Broadway favor came three foreign films last week: Faust (German), Michael Strogoff (French), Potemkin (Russian). Potemkin has been called the supreme achievement in cinema. The scenario follows the simple historical account of mutiny aboard the Imperial Russian cruiser, Prince Potemkin, in the year 1905. It dallies with no hero, no heroine, no plot complication. The drama is of the crew, the human beings who scrub, polish, mother the steel monster and are fed, in return, with wormy meat. They...

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