Cinema: The New Pictures Aug. 6, 1923

Trilby. Inspection of this film makes one wonder why the movies are not convicted as a public nuisance. The producers have taken Du Maurier's story (which is not far from the fringes of the classics) and, wringing its neck, have served the dead body. The semblance of Trilby remains — but spiritless.

They have entirely lost the great psychological crisis of the book where Trilby's love for Little Billee awakens in her for the first time the shame of her life among the Bohemians of Paris. They have lost, almost as completely, the...

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