Cinema: The New Pictures May 12, 1930

A Notorious Affair (First National). Billie Dove's figure and the clipped accent and expressive eyebrows of Basil Rathbone are the only acceptable components of this cinema. It is an awkward, slow account of the love-affair of an English society woman and a poor musician. People who saw Adolph Menjou in Fashions for Love will understand whence comes the idea for A Notorious Affair, but not how the wit and sophistication that distinguished the Menjou show were eliminated from this imitation. Silliest shot: women swarming about the musician's carriage when he drives...

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