Cinema: The New Pictures: Apr. 13, 1936

The Amateur Gentleman (Criterion). Hollywood producers who let Douglas Fairbanks Jr. go off to England to seek better roles and show what he knew about picture-making might do well to take a look at this sample of his ideas. The Amateur Gentleman set records in several London theatres. It was made by Fairbanks at the Gaumont plant, with money supplied by a London syndicate headed by Captain Alec Stratford Cunningham-Reid, rich, conservative M. P. from St. Marylebone. A large canvas of early 19th Century London, it preserves with florid elegance the swagger...

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