New Pictures: Mar. 8, 1926

La Boheme. In a perfect spasm of Art and classic reverence, Metro-Goldwyn has taken the fiction of Henry Murger, chiefly famous for Puccini's opera written around it, and produced a "super-picture." Lillian Gish and John Gilbert are the players and the director is King Vidor. After failing in an attempt to purchase the cinema rights to the Puccini music (although it is said $150,000 was offered), a complete special score was obtained which approximated the classic melodies. Everything then was done to make the picture memorable. It turned out a trifle-tiresome. The...

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