Cinema: Cinema, Also Showing Apr. 28, 1941

The Bad Man (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) is Pancho Lopez (Wallace Beery), a rootin'-tootin' Mexican bandit, a dead ringer for Pancho Villa, whom Actor Beery portrayed with the same mops and mows back in 1934. Nothing like Holbrook Blinn's stage Pancho of 21 years ago, whose function was to satirize the average American, is the Beery portrait. The Arizona ranch which Pancho raids is owned by a gruff old character in a wheel chair (Lionel Barrymore). Both dialogue and action are thus resolved into a prolonged contest between the stallion snorts of Actor Beery and the crosspatch snuffles of Actor Barrymore. Barely submerged...

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