Cinema: The New Pictures: Mar. 25, 1940

The Fight for Life (U. S. Film Service) is scored by famed Composer Louis Gruenberg to the beating of a human heart. Sometimes the heart drums frantically. Sometimes it fades, almost stops. Sometimes there is a loud overbeat, a faint underbeat. The overbeat is a woman's heart in childbirth, strained to capacity by labor. The underbeat is the heart of the child she is struggling to bear. Once, in the picture's first episode, the overbeat stops. It is like a scene of human sacrifice. The cramped body lies on its pallet. The doctors...

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