Cinema: The New Pictures Mar. 12, 1928

The Latest from Paris is sold by two commercial travelers, both birdwitted. One is male, the other female. They meet on a train where the man in order to have the woman to himself cleans the observation car of passengers by referring to his recent case of the pox. Nothing happens, nothing matters beyond the fact that the salesman is Ralph Forbes, good looking, ineffectual, and the saleswoman is Norma Shearer, beautiful, wasted.

Soft Living is comedy, cosseted into diversion. Insignificant, happy, it sweeps along relating how pretty Madge Bellamy, shrewd secretary to a shrewd divorce lawyer, marries a millionaire lumberman. While...

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