Cinema: The New Pictures Nov. 25, 1929

Seven Faces (Fox). As a short story Richard Connell's "A Friend of Napoleon" was awarded several prizes by juries who admired its light irony and neat construction. As a talking picture the pointed anecdote has been turned into a pointless but mechanically interesting vaudeville act for Paul Muni. He plays with gusto many parts—Napoleon, Joe Cans, Franz Schubert, Don Juan, Diablero—all waxworks in the gallery presided over by old Papa Chibou, also played by Muni. Brilliant as this charading is, it hurts the picture. You...

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