Cinema: The New Pictures Dec. 10, 1928

The Masks of the Devil. Author Henry James in parentheses, Playwright Eugene O'Neill in asides, made their characters utter their real thoughts during conventional dialog, a device awkward in fiction or on the stage but natural and effective in the many pictures which have contained hints of it. Used here to great extent, the trick adds interest to Jacob Wassermann's short story about the Baron (John Gilbert) who has the face of an archangel, the soul of a devil, and a lust for the fiancee (Eva Von Berne) of his friend. In an effort...

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