Cinema: The New Pictures: Oct. 26, 1931

Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). In searching for a story which would suitably exhibit the stoic fascinations of Greta Garbo, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer stumbled upon an extraordinary novel. Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise is the work of David Graham Phillips who wrote best-sellers 25 years ago, when best-sellers were even more likely to be trash than they are now. But Susan Lenox, though it contains cliches which make Theodore Dreiser seem epigrammatic, is no trash. Its story of hardships, financial and amorous, in the career of...

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