Cinema: Man of Aran

Man of Aran (Gaumont-British). Director Robert J. Flaherty (Moana of the South Seas, Nanook of the North) is the cinema's No. 1 specialist in elemental-struggle-for-existence sagas. When he heard that the Aran Islands, off the Galway coast of Ireland, were so barren that the inhabitants had to gather soil in baskets to grow potatoes in crevices of rock, he went to England's Gainsborough Pictures Ltd. for financial backing. Man of Aran is the result of his two-year sojourn on Inishmore, largest of the three islands. Decorated with a musical score based on Irish...

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