Cinema: The New Pictures: May 9, 1938

Doctor Rhythm (Paramount), which enjoys the services of Crooner Bing Crosby, British Mimic Beatrice Lillie, and a rare collection of cinemerry-andrews, is a tittery tuning-up of 0. Henry's fable, The Badge of Policeman O'Roon. At its best when Comedian Crosby is singing his two hit songs, On the Sentimental Side and My Heart Is Taking Lessons, it also puts a good foot forward with a breathless gypsy dance. But whether Actress Lillie's brand of humor is obvious enough for cinema tastes is an open question which Doctor Rhythm leaves still unanswered.

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