Cinema: The New Pictures Apr. 15, 1929

Strong Boy (Fox). Full-length, light films which substitute character comedy for slapstick, and homely atmosphere for romantic, amuse and charm adult audiences but rarely do well at the boxoffice. John Ford, who directed Four Sons and The Iron Horse, has now had a lot of fun showing how a muscle-bound baggage smasher carved his way in the world. To Smasher Victor McLaglen's girl, "promotion" meant a white collar; to Smasher McLaglen it meant a job he liked. Told to pick his own job after he kept a trunk from falling on the daughter...

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