Cinema: New Picture: Apr. 10, 1939

New Picture The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

(Twentieth Century-Fox) will be a revelation to cinemaddicts who have been led to believe that all great figures of the 19th Century were just Tyrone Power in period costume. Alexander Graham Bell turns out to be Don Ameche without a haircut. However, Loretta Young, who is getting to be almost as much of an historical figure as Tyrone Power, appears satisfactorily as Mabel Gardiner Hubbard, a deaf girl who inspired Bell to continue with his invention and not resume his teaching of elocution.

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