Cinema: The New Pictures: May 18, 1931

Young Sinners (Fox). Thomas Meighan quit the film business in 1929, spent a year travelling around the world, playing golf, meeting people. He found leisure boring and the Fox company thought this play, which it had on file, would give him just what he wanted to do. He wears corduroy breeches, a mackinaw, and a woodsman's boots and cap. He hums "The Rr-hiver Shannon" and when, with his broad brogue, he asks "What's the matter with Al Smith?" the audiences in Democrat towns start clapping. The picture is a comedy which critics passed off with...

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