Cinema: The New Pictures: Oct. 10, 1938

The Story of a Cheat (Serge Sandberg). A frowzy middle-aged gentleman sits down in a Paris café, orders a drink and begins to scribble in a notebook. As he writes, he reads aloud or chats, sometimes with the waiter, sometimes with his neighbors at nearby tables. Meanwhile, the screen unrolls aloud the narrative he is telling. It begins as the story of a little boy who was punished, for stealing five pennies, by not being allowed to have mushrooms for dinner. The mushrooms were poisonous toadstools and his whole family of eleven...

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