New Pictures: Oct. 3, 1927

Sunrise. In Germany, F. W. Murnau, Ufa director, made The Last Laugh and Faust. Last week at a showing of his first Hollywood film, people looked to him, as usual, to repeat. In Sunrise he has a meagre story of a clod of a farmer who almost drowned his wife before realizing that he loved her. It is based on the story, "A Trip to Tilsit," by the German Hermann Sudermann, and manages to remain picturesquely soporific for a long evening. Janet Gaynor (seen in Seventh Heaven) contributes a pathetic beauty to the...