Cinema: The New Pictures: Jun. 13, 1938

Holiday (Columbia) has had a career as noteworthy as any U. S. play in the last decade. Written by Philip Barry and produced on the Manhattan stage in 1928, it played to crowded houses throughout that pre-Depression season, set the style for a hundred-odd comedies of manners that followed it. Two years later, the first screen version, with Ann Harding, Mary Astorand the late Robert Ames in the leading roles, indicated amazingly that in talking pictures the cinema industry had found a medium which could rival the stage in its appeal to civilized,...

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