Cinema: The New Pictures Feb. 11, 1929

Sins of the Fathers. Actors who are small and thin seldom make suffering effective. No grandeur, one feels, is present in the woe that crushes small fry. But when a fellow as broad and thick as Emil Jannings, with prominent eyes from which huge tears ooze slowly, when such a fellow writhes in prison, ruined in business, betrayed by his wife, guilty of poisoning his son, one understands that only a sorrow truly vast could cause so strong a neck to bow.

Father Jannings' misfortunes are due to the Volstead Act which has...

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