Cinema: The New Pictures Dec. 15, 1930

Lightnin' (Fox). The old play which the late Frank Bacon helped to write and which he played 1,291 times on Broadway is now a vehicle for some adroit homespun fooling by Will Rogers. It is not so good as a picture as it was on the stage because the camera too often follows wandering sequences of the plot, but it is handsomely arranged and fairly funny. Will Rogers seems to enjoy himself as the boozing but golden-hearted rustic whose only decisive action is a refusal to sign papers that would have permitted his wife...

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