Cinema: The New Pictures, Sep. 4, 1944

Kismet (MGM) is the old romance, made famous by the late Otis Skinner, dressed up in some of the finest Technicolor yet filmed.

The Bagdad beggar who masquerades as a prince (played with characteristic swaggering gusto by Ronald Colman) is a professional adventurer whose resourcefulness and cunning are limited only by the extent of the script writer's familiarity with some of the old Douglas Fairbanks pictures. When the spurious prince sets out to seduce the queen of the dancing girls (Marlene Dietrich), he chucks her roguishly under the chin, calls her "my lady of...

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