Cinema: The New Pictures: Mar. 19, 1934

As the Earth Turns (Warner). This semirealistic story of farm life, adapted from Gladys Hasty Carroll's novel, shows New England apple snatchers scratching at their arid meadows, bravely but without much recompense. One full year with the Shaw family and their neighbors makes rural life seem as lively as a cycle on Broadway. In the winter the Polish Janowskis move into the barn next door, Brother George Shaw's cow dies and Step-daughter Doris, who wants to go to Boston, yowls when told to stay at home. In the spring, young Jen Shaw (Jean...

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