Cinema: Musicomedies of the Week

In the current revival of cinemas with music, Warner Brothers, who claim that they started the cycle with 42nd Street and Gold Diggers of 1933, favor backstage romances, staged with super-Ziegfeldian extravagance. Samuel Goldwyn surrounds Eddie Cantor with girls and animals. Universal, sceptical of the new vogue, was last week completing a cheap ($100,000) cinemusicomedy, partly financed by two Manhattan shoestring producers and produced at Paramount's Long Island lot, which has been disused for two years.

Trend toward cinemas with music was indicated by two which opened last week:

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