Cinema: The New Pictures: Jan. 14, 1935

West of the Pecos (RKO).

A staple of the industry from 1912 until 1928 when sound supplemented sight, "Westerns" have lately been relegated to the oblivion of double-feature bills, week-end matinees for children. On the chance that Legion of Decency approval will give them a new impetus, RKO took special pains with this one. Its story is by Zane Grey. Its cast includes Richard Dix, Martha Sleeper, Louise Beavers and an imitator of Stepin Fetchit who uses a preposterous pseudonym, "Sleep 'n' Eat."

Connoisseurs of Westerns will not be deluded by its talent into...