Cinema: The New Pictures: Sep. 25, 1933

The Emperor Jones (United Artists). In Eugene O'Neill's play, the most effective scenes were the ones which showed Brutus Jones, deposed and terrified, scrambling through a forest made dreadful by darkness, ghosts and the drums of a pursuit. These sequences are the least convincing in the cinema produced by John Krimsky and Gifford Cochran. Fading in pictures of the shapes that the Emperor Jones thinks he sees somehow makes the shapes less real, less frightening. The elaborate hysteria that makes Jones waste the silver bullet he has been saving for himself and, after...

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