Cinema: The New Pictures Oct. 20, 1924

Tarnish. When $70,000 changed masters for the screen rights to Gilbert Emery's play, savants of the celluloid wondered. What would the censors say?

The film is out; and the censors are silent. So discerning was the craftsmanship that most of the original weathered the storm. The story, in case one's memory has blind spots, tells of an earnest youth whose wild oats flourish forth at the feet of his fiancée. The moral is that all men are tarnished; it is woman's task to select a husband that cleans easily. May McAvoy and Marie Prevost...

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