Cinema: The New Pictures: Nov. 30, 1931

Around the World in 80 Minutes

(United Artists) is an animated album of vacation photographs, showing how an ingenious celebrity comports himself abroad. The celebrity is Douglas Fairbanks. The pictures of Fairbanks '"doing" the Orient are accompanied by a mono-log, written by Robert Sherwood, in which Fairbanks makes comments, derisive or enthusiastic, on himself and his surroundings.

First comes a shot of Fairbanks running around a boat deck; then one of Fairbanks dressed in a bath-towel, doing his exercises. In Japan he plays golf, provides a pictorial essay on Nipponese methods of...

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