Cinema: The New Pictures Dec. 8, 1930

Viennese Nights (Warner). On every costume plate and scene design used in making Viennese Nights appeared the work "Oksroh"—a word meaning that the article on which it was placed had been approved by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein, authors of the story and the music. Although this kind of supervision—a reaction from a period when the cinema was condemned for giving authors nothing to say at all—is merely a mannerism of the studio, the picture is satisfactory. It succeeds principally because of its music, on which Romberg and Hammerstein did not have...

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