Cinema: The New Pictures Jul. 28, 1930

Lawful Larceny (RKO). Lowell Sherman directs and takes a lead role in Samuel Shipman's old drama of a wife's revenge. It is a problem play, the problem being whether a wife commits a crime when she goes to another woman's home, where her husband has been gambling away his substance, and brings his affec- tion and property home again. Full of theatrical cliches, Lawful Larceny is enlivened by the verbal improvisations and expansive mannerisms of Actor Lowell Sherman and by the skill of Director Lowell Sherman in giving Actor Sherman due opportunities. In...

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