Cinema: The New Pictures: May 18, 1936

Show Boat (Universal). From a current Hollywood trend, cinemagoers may deduce that the length of a picture indicates just how good its producers consider it to be. Some recent films have been very long and, at the same time, very poor. But Show Boat, which takes nearly two hours to unroll, is well worth the care which Producer Carl Laemmle Jr. bestowed upon it as his final picture before leaving Universal. Handsomely directed by James Whale, magnificently photographed by Leon Shamroy, it brings to the screen what has become a U. S. institution:...

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