Cinema: The New Pictures Aug. 13, 1928

White Shadows of the South Seas.

Equipped with Frederick O'Brien's book bearing this name, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer squad sailed for Tahiti in the South Sea Islands to make a picture. In the squad were that frazzled lover, Monte Blue, and a 20-year-old Mexican girl named Raquel Torres. At Tahiti, the squad got natives to fill out the cast, paid them with canned salmon, flour, toilet water, shaving cream, mirrors. Everybody might have enjoyed a good time, had it not been for the rain and the heat, which combined to produce a disease called rain-tan. Even when it did not rain, there was so...