The Theatre: Cantinflas

Ever since the regime of Madero, comedians below the Rio Grande have savagely sniped at pompous Mexican politicos. Famed is Comic Roberto Soto for his feat of kidding Calles' Labor Boss Luis Morones out of office. An oldster now, Soto's wit is not so sharp as it used to be, and he has been supplanted in favor by a thin, big-eyed, loose-jointed youngster of 28, who was christened Mario Moreno, is known throughout Mexico today as Cantinflas.

Wistful as Chaplin, baggy in the rear, Cantinflas is rated the finest comic Mexico has yet produced. To the Government he is an annoying fellow....

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