Cinema: The New Pictures: Jul. 4, 1938

The Rage of Paris (Universal). While most of its major competitors were making large profits, Universal in its last fiscal year (ending October 30, 1937) lost over $1,000,000. What made this especially impressive was that it occurred in spite of Three Smart Girls, one of the big money-making pictures of the year, which grossed a total of nearly $2,000,000. Star of Three Smart Girls and two subsequent Universal hits is blithe, bouncing, 16-year-old Deanna Durbin. Suspecting that it needed, if not another Durbin, at least a running mate of comparable calibre, Universal...

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