Cinema: The New Pictures Mar. 4, 1929

Friends were friends in those brave days—

Porthos, Athos, Aramis, I

Graved our hearts with a mystic phrase,

Bound our lives with a mystic tie;

Come, stir your souls with our ringing call

Of "All for one and one for all!"

recites Douglas Fairbanks from the sound-device as prolog to The Iron Mask (United Artists), his sequel to The Three Musketeers. The voice, like all filmed voices, creaks a little, but the spirit which the poetry fails to achieve is incorporated in the superb acrobatics of the only living actor who...

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