Cinema: The New Pictures: Nov. 7, 1932

Once in a Lifetime (Universal). When Universal bought their play from Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, the authors had every reason to expect that it would be changed considerably in being adapted for the cinema, which they had roundly flayed. Instead, Universal was clever enough to throw a few pebbles at its own glass house. Like the play, the picture chuckles at Hollywood for its illiteracy and vanity. Only the fact that Once in a Lifetime was made there withdraws some of the sting from its satire and makes it more...

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