The New Pictures, Feb. 2, 1942

Kings Row (Warner) is a small, turn-of-the-century town in a Midwest State that might be Kansas or Missouri. It is also the title of Novelist Henry Bellamann's lengthy chronicle of the social rigidities, dignities and horrors of life in such a town. Although the novelist's attempt to see his town steadily and whole has necessarily been limited by screen censorship, Director Sam Wood's cineversion of Kings Row is potent, artful cinema.

Before young Parris Mitchell (Robert Cummings) is old enough to go abroad to study under the new psychologists in Vienna, he has had...

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