Cinema: The New Pictures: Dec. 28, 1936

Accused (Criterion) starts in the formula of a backstage musicomedy, ends in the formula of a courtroom melodrama. The transition occurs when someone murders the leading lady (Florence Desmond) of a Paris revue, just after her advances to the show's male dancer (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) have aroused the indignation of his knife-throwing wife (Dolores Del Rio).

Current problem of the cinema industry in England is whether the U. S. talent that it is now importing will supply it with a trace of Hollywood dash. Second production of enterprising Douglas Fairbanks Jr.'s London studio,...

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