Cinema: The New Pictures: Sep. 13, 1937

The Prisoner of Zenda (Selznick International). From the day of its publication, 43 years ago, Anthony Hope's famed Ruritanian romance was a dramatic natural. Since 1895 The Prisoner of Zenda has swashbuckled over the stages of the English-speaking world. In 1922 Rex Ingram produced a silent cinema version. Last week Producer David Selznick gave this colorful hardy perennial the finest treatment it has ever had. Slicked up by Screenwriters Wells Root and John L. Balderston, well-cast, well-acted and beautifully staged, The Prisoner of Zenda will hardly hearten those who want Hollywood to...

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