Cinema: The New Pictures Feb. 4, 1929

Weary River. Richard Barthelmess has just the kind of pleasant tenor voice that you would expect from his face. "Weary River," the theme-song of his first sound-picture, is good enough to be fairly popular. Other films about crooks, however, have had far more interesting heroes than the gangster who develops such musical talent in the prison orchestra that his girl gives him up to let him have his chance in vaudeville. Other talkies have had better dialog than Betty Compson's repetitive "Ah, Jerry," and Barthelmess's "All right, baby." Best shot: close-up...

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