Cinema: Cinematic Soapboxing

George Thomas Cummins, cockney moviemaker of London has found that the old socialist sidewalk technique is sound business—the way to get an audience is to jump on a soapbox and raise your voice. The Cummins soapbox is British Paramount News,* makers of news shorts, which Cummins organized in 1931, and of which he is director and editor.

Typical British Paramount product is the recently released ten-minute news review of 1941, in which a blistering backward glance at some recent British historical weaknesses and blunders turns into a rousing shout for a new order....

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