Cinema: The New Pictures Aug. 11, 1930

The Law of the Siberian Taiga (Amkino). Because its scene is one of the world's wildest frontiers and its direction straightforward and vital in the Russian manner, this ought to be important. It fails because, as usual, the makers have loaded on a dismal weight of propaganda. Hero is Kevebel Kima, a long haired, slant-eyed native of that swamp- land past the Siberian frontiers called Taiga. The theme is the conflict between the native's devotion to his tribal law, which stipulates that possession is a sacred right of...

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