Cinema: The New Pictures

Pepe (G.S.-Posa Films; Columbia). Cantinflas, the 49-year-old son of a Mexican mail carrier, who in Charlie Chaplin's opinion has become "the world's greatest comedian," is a shy little ragamuffin with wide-apart innocent eyes like a newborn burro's, a mouth like a long, amusing sentence, and a silly little mustache that sets it off in tiny, hairy quotation marks. From the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego he is almost as popular as orange soda, and in Mexico he is the greatest national hero since Pancho Villa. His movies make millions, his baggy-pants burlesque...

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