Cinema: The New Pictures: Sep. 2, 1935

The Crusades (Paramount). Cinemaddicts who have had 20 years in which to grow accustomed to the methods of Cecil Blount DeMille by now have some idea what to expect in a DeMille version of the Holy Wars. The Crusades should fulfill all expectations. As a picture it is historically worthless, didactically treacherous, artistically absurd. None of these defects impairs its entertainment value. It is a $1,000,000 sideshow which has at least three features which distinguish it from the long line of previous DeMille extravaganzas. It is the noisiest; it is the biggest; it...

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