Cinema: The New Pictures: Jun. 25, 1934

Are We Civilized? (Raspin Productions). An aging publicist (oldtime William Farnum, 58), returns to his native land, which resembles Nazi Germany.

There his son runs a press bureau, is engaged to the daughter of the dour government censor. At a testimonial dinner, Farnum flays the government for its bigotry and intolerance. At once he and his son are ordered to leave. The press bureau is raided, the son's library stripped. Farnum buttonholes his persecutors long enough to harangue them on freedom, progress, humanity, before he is fatally hit In the head with a...

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