Cinema: The New Pictures Nov. 4, 1929

Marianne (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). One of the most lamentable consequences of the singing pictures is Marion Davies. Here she is as a French girl in love with Stagg* of the A. E. F. One of the ablest clowns in the cinema she is forced to be sentimental. A skillful pantomimic, she has to talk continually, even sing. Unalterably Irish-American she wears peasant clothes and expresses herself in a language consisting of U. S. baby-talk combined with the foreign word cheri. A French soldier who has gone blind is the dramatic obstruction in her affair with Stagg....

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