Cinema: The New Pictures: Jan. 23, 1939

The Great Man Votes (RKO Radio). Latest and youngest addition to the long roster of Hollywood "geniuses" is Director Garson Kanin, whose specialty is making silk purses out of sows' ears. A onetime Broadway actor and assistant to Broadway Producer George Abbott, Director Kanin started his cinema career as an odd-job man for Sam Goldwyn in 1937, when he was 24. Last year RKO somewhat skeptically allowed him to direct a B-picture called A Man to Remember, which was equipped with a no-star cast and budgeted for a mere $119,000. Kanin turned it...

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