Cinema: The New Pictures Apr. 14, 1930

Under a Texas Moon (Warner). Apparently harmless and unoriginal, no more than an old-fashioned "western" elaborated with a theme song, technicolor and a comedian cast in a serious role as an amorous bandit, this picture is important for being a direct violation of the Code of Cinemorality proclaimed last week by Tsar Will Hays. One of the principal articles of the Hays code was directed against the cinematic practice of glorifying criminals. In Under a Texas Moon a scapegrace who steals the property of decent people, lies...

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