Another historic spectacle has come to the screen with M.G.M.'s "Clive of India." Ronald Coleman and Loretta Young are the principals. The picture takes Clive from his clerkship in the East India Company through his triumphs as a soldier and statesman to his final downfall.
Loretta Young, as Lady Clive, does all she can with a small part and some pretty awful lines. Ronald Coleman is quite good as Clive. That he creates a character cannot be doubted. There are one or two bad bits of greasy acting in the middle of the film, but the rest of the show makes up for it. The scene in the House of Commons is particularly fine. The Indian settings are all good and the scene of the Black Hole of Calcutta is thoroughly grim.