Cinema: The New Pictures: May 25, 1936

And So They Were Married (Columbia) begins with a conflict between a divorcee (Mary Astor) and a widower (Melvyn Douglas), who pretend to dislike each other when they find themselves temporarily snowbound in a winter resort, quickly draws into the conflict the woman's small daughter (Edith Fellows), the man's small son (Jackie Moran). Having estranged their elders, the children manage to unite them once more by getting them jailed as suspected kidnappers.

Part of the reason that And So They Were Married is better-than-average entertainment is that its 10-year-olds are endowed with adult minds...

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