Cinema: Shorts: Nov. 21, 1938

< In London, Odeon Theatres released the results of a survey of audience reactions at children's matinees in 142 theatres with a total weekly attendance of 150,000. Of British children, 83% like newsreels, 94% like military & naval scenes, 89% like shots of royalty, 88% dislike foreign dictators. British children's favorite stars in order of their popularity are Hollywood's Buck Jones, Shirley Temple, Jane Withers, Tim McCoy.

< Castings: William Powell, absent from the screen for almost a year; in Return of the Thin Man, his first job under a new seven-year contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


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