Cinema: The New Pictures: Sep. 14, 1936

The General Died at Dawn (Paramount). Leftist admirers of Playwright Clifford Odets may find it a little hard to get excited over the issues he raises in his first screenplay. Based on a story by Charles G. Booth, the contest it involves is between O'Hara (Gary Cooper), an idealistic U. S. soldier-of-fortune, operating on behalf of a Chinese province being pillaged by a war lord, and the war lord himself. Last week at the picture's premiere in Manhattan's Paramount Theatre, where the class struggle has heretofore been manifest only in arguments between patrons...

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