Cinema: The New Pictures: Nov. 28, 1938

Sixty Glorious Years (Imperator-RKO Radio) should be an enlightening experience for U. S. cinemaddicts whose notions about 19th-Century history may have been slightly confused by recent Hollywood versions. Suez, for example, portrayed Ferdinand de Lesseps, who actually had two wives and ten children, as a lovesick young bachelor, and explained England's participation in his canal-building as the result of a General Election which never occurred. In Sixty Glorious Years, a dinner-table chat between Disraeli and Queen Victoria shows how the matter was actually handled. This reverence for the real is characteristic of a...

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