Cinema: The New Pictures Oct. 1, 1928

The Singing Fool. Al Jolson, Robert Charles Benchley. George Bernard Shaw are the best the sonucinema has offered so far. This is no happy commentary upon 1) cinemactors; 2) sonucinema. Neither Songster Jolson, Funnyman Benchley,

Mimographer Shaw is a cinemactor, yet no cinemactor, no cinemactress has so ably combined appearance with utterance as have Jolson, Benchley, Shaw. Jolson, of course, is the lone member of the trio who has gone to any film length and observers noted that neither of his two operas (The Jazz Singer, The. Singing Fool) has been all-talk. Both...

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