Cinema: The New Pictures Jun. 16, 1930

One Romantic Night (United Artists). This is Ferenc Molnar's The Swan, revised and softened, its crinkling wit ironed into conventional film dialog, its satire modified to focus attention on the romantic elements. Playwright Molnar was making deft fun of royalty in The Swan; in One Romantic Night Director Paul Stein is using royalty in its familiar stage function, as atmosphere. The result is only fair in spite of Lillian Gish's skill in making real the wistful, adolescent princess who loves a tutor and marries a...

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