Cinema: The New Pictures: Oct. 10, 1932

The Phantom President (Paramount) proposes that the way to save the U. S. is to elect George Michael Cohan president. A strange combination of serious flagwaving, savage political comment, pure comedy, farce and romance, it owes much to George S. Kaufman's Of Thee I Sing.

Four political manipulators who can nominate a President tell a dour statesman that he lost the nomination and his one chance for national sex appeal when Claudette Colbert refused to marry him. But when they see a medicine show in which a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!