Cinema: The New Pictures: Feb. 5, 1934

Nana (United Artists) is Emile Zola's story about a Parisian gutter-lily, gilded by Samuel Goldwyn. When first seen Nana (Anna Sten) is a scrubgirl, soapily eager to be glamorous and rich. As a first step toward this goal she pushes a drunken soldier into the troutpool of a sidewalk cafe. Her act so delights an impressionable theatrical manager (Richard Bennett) with Belasco manners and Minsky talent, that he makes her his mistress, teaches her to be a torchsinger.

Nana falls in love with a feverish young lieutenant named Muff at (Phillips Holmes), whose older...

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