Cinema: The New Pictures: Mar. 16, 1931

Ten Cents a Dance (Columbia). Back of Hollywood's system of finding type-actors for certain parts and securing the same actors whenever these parts turn up is the theory that bit-part actors, like the stars, have their personal following. But this system has weaknesses, and Ten Cents a Dance suffers from the fact that Monroe Owsley happens now to be Cinema's outstanding cad. His chin is in favor for its weakness, his eye for its shiftiness. The common knowledge that Monroe Owsley is a cad gives away the plot. Last week he was a...

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