Cinema: Also Showing

Rich Man, Poor Girl (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) plays patiently with the notion that the really oppressed people in the U. S. are the Great Middle Class—of which, says Lew Ayres, crossing his heart, there are 90,000,000 members. This social philosophy is complicated by the most thoroughly tiresome Cinderella romance of the summer season.

The Defense of Volochayevsk (Len-film). An exhibition of the ease with which the Red Siberian partisans took over the Japanese in 1918, by the agile directors of Chapayev. Good sequence: Japanese machine gunners, surrounded in a forest, firing frantically into the underbrush and being knocked over like clay ducks.

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