Cinema: The New Pictures: Apr. 22, 1940

Lights Out in Europe (Kline). In the war-sultry May of 1939 a short, heavyset, peaceful-looking young American bought steamship tickets for Europe and began to pack his motion picture camera equipment. He smelled fighting in the air.

While frightened tourists headed back to the U. S., Herbert Kline headed for trouble. He had already made one documentary film in Europe—Crisis (TIME, March 20, 1939), to which critics had taken off their hats. That film was about Munich and the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia. It had looked like war then, but war had not come....

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