Cinema: The New Pictures: Aug. 21, 1933

Moonlight and Pretzels (Universal). The extraordinary thing about this musi-comedy is not that it resembles Forty-Second Street and Gold Diggers of 1933 in plot, pattern and environment; that it has the same type of dances, staged by Bobby Connolly, and the same type of songs ("Dusty Shoes'" for a finale instead of ''Forgotten Men"); or that its ingenue, Mary Brian, not only looks like Ruby Keeler but has obviously been coached to. speak in the same soft monotone. The surprising aspect of Moonlight and Pretzels is that it makes plausible Hollywood's...

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