Cinema: The New Pictures Jun. 9, 1930

Turksib (Amkino). Two shining steel rails creep northward under a round bonfire sun into the desert where skinny Mongolians pile up the sand to support them . . . northward into frozen ground, over mountain beds torn out by dynamite, on trestles over glacial rivers. Turksib is a translation of the Russian nickname for the Turkestan-Siberian Railroad, 897 mi. long joining Siberia and Turkestan (TIME, May 12). As Director Sergie Eisenstein dramatized modern brains coming into Russian farm country (TIME, May 19), so now Director...

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