Cinema: The New Pictures Apr. 28, 1930

Young Man of Manhattan (Paramount). In reviewing this picture, the august New York Times said: "Norman Foster, as Toby McLean, gives an honest and restrained interpretation of a sportswriter for a metropolitan daily newspaper. ..." Whether the Times meant to be sarcastic or complimentary to Norman Foster, it was certainly not flattering to metropolitan sportswriters. By current Hollywood standards, the more or less chronic inebriation of Toby McLean is truly restrained; by the standards of actuality, contrary to all accepted belief, it is somewhat less so. But so far as actuality...

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