Cinema: Cinema, Also Showing Feb. 3, 1941

Hudson's Bay (20th Century-Fox), a pedestrian exploration of the beginnings of the great fur company, is mostly talking and walking. The rest is mostly Man Mountain Laird Cregar, a newcomer to the movies, and Paul Muni, badly in need of a shave and with a French accent so realistic that it is practically unintelligible.

Cinemactors Cregar and Muni are inspired Frenchmen who finally overcome all difficulties (except the script) in their effort to barter furs. Typical Muni walk: "through dense woods, along fast-flowing streams, across the myriad lakes of Canada, pushing farther north than...

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