Cinema: The New Pictures: Jan. 30, 1939

Sable Cicada (Hsin Hwa Motion Picture Co.). In 1938. foreign pictures, by & large, were better than Hollywood pictures. In 1939, U. S. audiences will doubtless see more foreign pictures of all sorts than ever before. Sable Cicada, released in Manhattan last fortnight, is one of the first Chinese pictures made for foreign devils as well as for domestic showings. Likely to be shown only in a few small theatres in big cities, it is nevertheless important as a symptom of an ambassadorial trend.

China has five major cinema-producing companies, about 300 theatres,...

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