Cinema: The New Pictures: Oct. 21, 1935

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Warner). A year ago Director Max Reinhardt took his famed stage production of A Midsummer Night's Dream to the Hollywood Bowl. Its reception there impressed upon Cineman Jack Warner a fact long familiar to stage impresarios: although most people may doze through his plays, they will pay well to see William Shakespeare performed. With what the cinema industry immediately hailed as an unparalleled display of courage, optimism, and esthetic vision, Producer Warner thereupon started work.

The result is the first authentic effort in the history of cinema to...

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