Cinema: The New Pictures Oct. 21, 1929

Rio Rita (RKO). No one can enjoy musical comedy unless he has trained himself to endure patiently the dull moments that fall between a song and a dance and a story. These moments in Rio Rita consist of a heavy melodrama about a Mexican girl, a captain of the Texas Rangers, an alleged bandit. The vehicle is a handsome series of photographs, occasionally colored, of a musical comedy. Knowing that years of success had made the original music boring, the producers have put in some good new songs, the best being "Sweetheart,...

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