Cinema: The New Pictures Aug. 27, 1928

The Patriot. Director Ernst Lubitsch has a sexy touch but it is light, pleasant, no pudgy thumb. His whole hand is seen in this piece, the story of Tsar Paul and his trusted friend Count Pahlen, who plots away the tsar's life and does other nasty things. Emil Jannings as the tsar, Lewis Stone as the count are more than interesting : they are true.

Harold Teen. Lucien Littlefield always is funny; Mary Brian invariably inanimate. There was no surprise when Littlefield tickled, La Brian bored. There was surprise that this adaptation of Carl Ed's...

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