Cinema: The New Pictures: Aug. 3, 1931

The New Pictures

The Magnificent Lie (Paramount) is a tediously sentimental picture which for six reels endeavors to strain pathos out of a situation too peculiar to be sad in the first place. The situation is that of a soldier who, 13 years after the War, is still romantically devoted to a French actress named Duchene, because she once patted his head when he was in a hospital. When Duchene visits the U. S., he goes to see her act and to give her a bunch of camelias. In the middle of her...

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