Cinema: The New Pictures Jul. 29, 1929

Pleasure Crazed (Fox). This finely made but curiously colorless picture is an example of the talkie producers' fumbling to find a middle ground between stage and cinema. It attempts no broad effects, no cardinal emotions. Its plot, involving a novelist whose wife is unfaithful to him and who finds solace in the love of a girl who has been planted in his house by a gang of crooks, is as complicated as it sounds, yet never quite silly and never vulgar. A drama of manner is intended. The dialog, written by Clare Kummer, is...

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