Cinema: The New Pictures: Oct. 16, 1939

Sabotage (Republic) starts out right innocently as that folksy love story about the young airplane mechanic and the traveling show girl in the quietest little Mid-American village in Hollywood. But when it shows U. S. average citizens organized by some mysterious agency to wreck airplanes, spoil machines, plant bombs by night in factories where the bomb-planters make their living by day, then uncorks a Hollywood program of vigilantes and kangaroo courts for dealing with them, Sabotage begins to look like the well-timed opening gun in a campaign to shoot for the witch-hunter trade....

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