Cinema: The New Pictures: Jul. 13, 1936

I Stand Condemned (London Films). A wounded officer in a Moscow hospital, on telling a nurse with whom he is in love how much he hates war profiteers, learns that she is engaged to one. Starting with this situation, which might lead almost anywhere, I Stand Condemned develops, presumably from sheer force of cinematic habit, into semi-conventional spy melodrama. A complicated web of circumstantial evidence makes it look as if the young officer were guilty of treason. The profiteer gives the testimony that clears him.

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