Cinema: The New Pictures: Jun. 14, 1937

Parnell (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) exhibits Clark Gable and Myrna Loy as Charles Parnell and Katie O'Shea in a screen version of the play by the late Elsie Schauffler (TIME, Nov. 25. 1935). As a cinema production, Parnell ranks high. Everything in it, from the London fog to the handles on the doors of Parliament, rebuilt life-size on a sound stage, is scrupulously authentic. As history, it ranks low, since it not only telescopes Parnell's career but also whitewashes it to suit the Hays office. As entertainment, it ranks in between. The screen play by...

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