Cinema: The New Pictures: Aug. 20, 1934

The Affairs of Cellini (Twentieth Century). In The Girl from Missouri (TIME, Aug. 13), Lionel Barrymore admires a metal something with sails on a friend's desk. "That's a Cellini," says the friend. Says Barrymore: "I thought it was a boat."

Cinemaddicts who failed to understand this antique joke will not be historically enlightened by Twentieth Century's brief biography of the greatest goldsmith of the 16th Century. It exhibits Cellini only once in his studio and even then he works without enthusiasm. It is a portrait of him...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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