Cinema: The New Pictures: Dec. 26, 1938

Trade Winds (Walter Wanger—United Artists). On Nov. 24, 1935, Director Tay Garnett sailed from Los Angeles in the yacht Athene. With him he took a camera crew, a complete film laboratory. His object: a 50,000-mile round-the-world cruise to gather material for his next picture. Last week, when the result of his expedition was released as Trade Winds, audiences expected that, as a travelogue, it might be a pleasant surprise.

Trade Winds is a pleasant surprise, but not as a travelogue. By far the best things about the picture are 1) superbly funny dialogue by Dorothy...

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