Cinema: The New Pictures Jul. 1, 1929

Thunderbolt (Paramount). George Bancroft must swagger. He must baffle enemies by his bullying ironic composure. He must love. He can be victorious at the end, or die with a roar of laughter spraying from his corded throat. Most of the films arranged to satisfy these conditions have been acceptable entertainment, but this one is foolish. It tells about some prisoners in a death house and Bancroft's determination not to die before he gets even with Richard Arlen because Arlen stole his girl, Fay Wray. Director...

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