Cinema: The New Pictures Aug. 4, 1930

Manslaughter (Paramount). Thomas Meighan and Leatrice Joy were in a silent picture made from this story. It was a good silent picture by the standards of its time, but its revival as a talkie seems unnecessary. Oldfashioned, stagey, sentimental, it deals heavily with one or two remote social problems and, more immediately, with a young woman who goes to jail for having caused the death of a policeman who was chasing her automobile on his motorcycle. Her conviction is obtained, with patent suffering, by a prosecutor who has fallen in love with...

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