Cinema: The New Pictures: Feb. 2, 1931

Trader Horn (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). The longest, bitterest journey of Trader Horn ended last week at Hollywood's Chinese Theatre. In 1928, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer sent two actresses, two actors, Director W. S. Van Dyke and some technicians on an eight-month junket into Africa to shoot the most capricious game of all—an idea. Alfred Aloysius Horn, 75, all-talking hero of Ethelreda Lewis' book, was their theme. Jungle hardships were ameliorated by an ice plant, good food-&-drink, comfortable housing. The real difficulties developed when the film arrived back in California. It...

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