Cinema: The New Pictures Apr. 7, 1930

The Man from Blankley's (Warner). By the same mental process which makes even the feeblest joke sound funny when whispered in church, the sight of a tragedian and screen romanticist as eminent as John Barrymore trying, at a dinner party, to cut a rubber squab which squirts out gravy and squeaks, is more hilarious than the same scene would be if a recognized clowner were playing it. But there are other reasons why The Man from Blankley's is unusual comedy. Its plot concerns an inebriated lord who, due to his condition and the...

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