Cinema: The New Pictures: Oct. 12, 1931

The Road to Singapore (Warner) is an underweight drama of the tropics, showing a cynical but maligned roue (William Powell) gracefully attaching the wife (Doris Kenyon) of a colonial doctor whose headgear alone would almost have been grounds for desertion. Derived from a briefly exhibited drama called Heat Wave, the picture shows its hero bearing the white man's burden with superfluous fortitude and increasing its weight by disguising his nobility with sophomoric sarcasm. Touted as a ladies' man because he once acted as co-respondent in divorce proceedings, he is pestered by the...

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