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...

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