Cinema: The New Pictures Jun. 17, 1929

Father and Son (Columbia). Psychologists and the writers of fairy stories agree that the relationship between children and their stepmothers is apt to be complicated. The word "stepmother" itself implies so familiar and important a dramatic situation that it is hard to understand how even the most garbled reproduction of it could be wholly untrue. Only by ignoring his real material in favor of claptrap borrowed from other pictures has Director Erie Kenton been able to remove all traces of reality from this story which is told in gasps of silence and...

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