Cinema: The New Pictures: Apr. 11, 1932

The Doomed Battalion (Universal). This is the first important effort to put into a picture the unbreakable deadlock so long maintained by the Austrian and Italian armies in the Dolomite Alps. The picture is that of a very different war from the one of the Western Front, a war white and unreal in which avalanches, blizzards and mountain peaks are tactical considerations. Unreal, but its very unreality, magnificently photographed, is part of its power.

Mount Collalto, key position of the battle front, is held by Austrian...

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