Cinema: The New Pictures: Jul. 31, 1933

The Stranger's Return (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). Author Phil Stong's novels have supplied the cinema with something it has needed for a long time—true-to-life stories about U. S. farmers. Fox made his first published book State Fair into one of the best pictures of last winter. The Stranger's Return, which was completed in Hollywood by the time the book was published (TIME, July 10), is an even more appealing pastoral, distinguished by Author Stong's incisive characterizations and by King Vidor's direction which is so authoritative that Lionel Barrymore acts all through the picture without belching...

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