Cinema: The New Pictures Aug. 26, 1929

Madonna of Avenue A (Warner). A Bootlegger who sings nicely in the moonlight, accompanying himself on the guitar, meets a lonely girl from a private school, teaches her how to drink. Ousted from school, the girl visits Manhattan to find the Park Avenue home her mother has spoken of so often. It is a dull, wandering fiction, hardly made bearable by the good looks of Dolores (Mrs. John Barrymore) Costello. Most expected shot: the moment when the girl and her mother meet in a bar where the mother, who had lied about...

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