Cinema: The New Pictures: Dec. 9, 1940

Tin Pan Alley (20th Century-Fox) is Cinema Historian Darryl Zanuck's latest peek into the annals of U. S. song. His previous rummages have covered popular music from early Stephen Foster days to latest Irving Berlin. Tin Pan Alley, going to no extremes in either history or histrionics, merely parenthesizes a few years before and during World War I, punctuates them with such pleasant oldtime numbers as Moonlight Bay, K-K-K-Katy. A few anachronisms like Honeysuckle Rose and The Sheik of Araby are also thrown in, on the Hollywood theory that anything older than Who...

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