Cinema: The New Pictures Jul. 30, 1928

Warming Up. Paramount, too, has gone into the talkie business. Nobody talks in Warming Up; but the ill-timed crack of a bat against a baseball, the ear-splitting yawp of the crowd, the squawk of an offstage soprano are in the air, now and then. The story purports to tell how the Yankees won the World Series when a bush-league pitcher (Richard Dix) peered into the grandstand, saw his girl (Jean Arthur) signal that she would marry him. Then he fanned the opposition, including his dastardly rival. So full of hebetude is the film that baseball fans squirmed, bit thumbs, made unpleasant...

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