Cinema: The New Pictures Mar. 31, 1930

The Strange Case of District Attorney M (German). While this was being made in Germany, a much more effective picture with exactly the same plot—Her Private Affair—was released in the U. S. In the imported version, Marie Jacobeni plays the part of the state prosecutor's wife who has murdered her blackmailing onetime lover. Miss Jacobeni, who looks a lot like Bebe Daniels, is fairly competent, but not enough of a genius to make credible or even intelligible the artificial story, jerkily presented and badly photographed. Typical shot: the murderess coming back to...

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