Cinema: The New Pictures Jan. 13, 1930

The Mighty (Paramount). By comparison with some of the other pictures Paramount has tailored to the measure of George Bancroft's gruff voice and burly body, this is pretty good. Except for one of the most elaborate war sequences ever filmed, the direction is slipshod and apparently hasty. The male bit-characters overact with such feverish zeal that their grimaces and articulations, designed as those of U. S. gangsters, would do equally well for Cockney racing touts. Peloponnesian traders or Old Scrooge.

The kernel of the plot is the struggle between old loyalties and new...

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