Cinema: The New Pictures: Jan. 20, 1936

The Ghost Goes West (London Films). Rene Clair's first film in English, made at Alexander Korda's London studio from a screen play by Robert Sherwood, is a satiric fantasy notable for the qualities of grace, charm and imaginative wit that have long distinguished its director's work in French. Produced by a Hungarian, written by an American, directed by a Frenchman, and acted by an English-speaking cast, it has the homogeneity of style, the smooth polish often conspicuously lacking in its Hollywood counterparts. Its most serious fault is an occasional lethargy of pace, which...

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