Cinema: The New Pictures Feb. 25, 1929

The Lash of the Czar (Amkino). Propaganda, regardless of whether it is issued in a just cause or a stupid one, is always disagreeable. It is especially disagreeable when dished out to the public with an indigestible sugar-coating of Art. But although propaganda has spoiled for the U. S. public many pictures which, wildly praised by some critics for their scenic effects, were merely soap-box communism, propaganda does not spoil this story of a governor with a conscience.

He had ordered his soldiers to fire into a crowd of workers — that...

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