Cinema: The New Pictures: Jan. 30, 1933

The Big Drive (A. L. Rule) shows the cinema as an instrument for recording history. It is a war picture compiled from newsreels and from films which the producer secured from the files of the U. S., British, French, Italian, German and Austrian Governments. Some of these are routine shots of German troops marching through Belgian villages, of ten-inch guns firing through underbrush, of U. S. troopships leaving their docks, of George V reviewing his soldiers.

If The Big Drive offered nothing more sensational it would remain an interesting cinema document, but...

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