Cinema: The New Pictures: Aug. 8, 1938

Letter of Introduction (Universal). Presumably on the theory that the proper study of mankind is man, Hollywood long ago assumed that the proper study of the cinema is the entertainment business. Cycles in Hollywood flare and fade, but the history of the young girl who goes to Manhattan to become an actress, falls in love with a hoofer and brings down the house on opening night remains as rooted as Narcissus. To the standard ingredients of the backstage formula, Letter of Introduction adds two interesting variants: the show in which Katherine Mannering (Andrea...

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