Cinema: The New Pictures Jun. 25, 1928

The Lion and the Mouse. "Father, I love her" and "Now I must act" fell on the ears of the audience at the Vitaphone's latest offering. They were uttered boldly and flatly by a weak-chinned young cinemactor named William Collier Jr. He played the son of Wall Street's rich and cruel lion (Lionel Barrymore). The girl he loved (May McAvoy) was the daughter of an innocent judge that the lion had ruined financially. The throbbing drama, an old one, was arranged so that the end was happy. It was an unfortunate vehicle for the Vitaphone; the lines were terrible, making the...

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