Cinema: The New Pictures Apr. 8, 1929

Shady Lady (Pathe). Pretty Phyllis Haver, wanted in Manhattan for murder, lives comfortably but not idly in a hotel in Havana, Cuba, where she falls in love with a rumrunner. Good atmosphere and acting almost succeed in turning into realism the neat melodramatics that make possible a happy ending. The picture is silent except for a final talking sequence and a theme song that goes "Shady Lady, Shady Lady! Girl of my dreams." Best shots—hotel life in Havana.

The Trial of Mary Dugan (Metro Goldwyn...

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