Cinema: The New Pictures Jan. 27, 1930

The Aviator (Warner). Credit for this belongs properly neither to its actors nor director but to Warner Brothers' technicians and cameramen who arranged the funny and highly exciting stunt flying that is the climax of the action. It is all about a timid novelist who, as the author of a work on aviation, has to go up in a plane for the first time in his life. In The Hottentot, Edward Everett Horton, able farceur of this piece, was a fake jockey whom the horses frightened more than anything else in the world. The Aviator is a rewrite of The...

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