Cinema: The New Pictures: Sep. 28, 1936

Dodsworth (Samuel Goldwyn-United Artists). "Why don't you try stout, Mr. Dodsworth?" drawls a woman's voice from the shadowy corner of a steamship deck. Sam Dodsworth (Walter Huston) who has just asked the steward for a drink that will soothe his nerves, whirls around, surprised. Mr. Dodsworth's surprise was nothing to that of Producer Sam Goldwyn and his staff when, at this line, I he audience at a Hollywood preview last week burst into applause. The applauders were not partisans of stout but of Mary Astor, whose first line they recognized even before...

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