Cinema: The New Pictures: May 8, 1939

Juárez (Warner Bros.). When Juárez (pronounced "Hwa'-race") had its world premiere in Manhattan's Hollywood Theatre last week, C. I. O.'s John Llewellyn Lewis showed up in a starched shirt. Before the picture started, everyone stood for The Star-Spangled Banner.* Both tributes were fitting, for Juárez is the most political and patriotic canto in the whole Warner cycle of epic biography. Produced at a cost of $2,000,000, over a period of two years, with the services of six Academy Award winners and a cast of 1,188, it is not only the most ambitious production in Warner history but by all odds the...

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