Cinema: The New Pictures: Oct. 7, 1935

Here's to Romance (Fox). This picture violates the accepted technique of cinemas about opera singers. Instead of discreetly presenting short pieces of music at climactic moments, it pours out superb tenor singing in a flood interrupted only at intervals, and not seriously, by patches of story; scatters brief festoons, long streamers and big solid chunks of song as prodigally as if it were the purpose of Producer Jesse Lasky and Singer Nino Martini to exhaust the world's supply of tenor music. True, Martini, after a few scales, goes into a popular piece...

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