Cinema: The New Pictures: Mar. 28, 1932

The Wet Parade (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) is an honest and clever adaptation of Upton Sinclair's sloppy tract on Prohibition (TIME, Sept. 28). Without the radicalism of its original, it delineates the evils of drink and shows, without partiality Wet or Dry, that guzzling to excess brings misery. The heroine (Dorothy Jordan) is the daughter of a charming but besotted Southern gentleman (Lewis Stone). His suicide and the inherited alcoholism of her brother are enough to make her drink shy. She has an even better reason. In Manhattan, where she finds her brother drunk in a...

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