Cinema: The New Pictures: Mar. 7, 1938

The Adventures of Marco Polo (Samuel Goldwyn). This grotesquely cast Marco Polo skips like a cockleshell over the surface of Marco's famed Munchausenish travel tale, comes at length to a cockleshell's finale. With about as much relish for his task as a small boy's for his homework, lank, ingenuous Actor Gary Cooper dons Marco's 13th-Century raiment, crosses desert, sea & mountain only to find, in a remarkable conception of old Peking, George Barbier dressed up as Kublai Khan. Historically, Kublai Khan was China's strong man, who conquered all of China & ruled more...

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