Cinema: The New Pictures: Aug. 27, 1934

The Cat's Paw (Harold Lloyd) is the first picture manufactured by its star since 1932. Unlike its predecessors, it contains no nerve-wracking escapes from railroad trains, no breathless danglings from skyscraper ledges. It is "straight" comedy about the son of a Chinese missionary and the difficulties he encounters when he returns to his hometown to find himself a wife.

The first person whom Ezekiel Cobb (Lloyd) meets in Stockport is the town's political boss (George Barbier), searching for a dummy candidate to run for mayor on a reform ticket. It seems to Boss...

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