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Ronald Coleman Wasting His Time As Russian Noble--Sylvia Sydney Better Than Usual

By S. C. S.

We are beginning to believe that there were almost as many Russian nobles as there are descendants of the passengers on the "Mayflower". It is queer how many of them turn up in restaurant jobs considering their life of ease, but still another batch has found its way into pictures.

Story So Much Trips

The story is so much tripe. Coleman breaks the bank at Monte Carlo using his friends' money as a stake. The Casino puts a pretty girl, and Joan Bennett is that, on his trail to lure him back to gambling. But she falls in love with him just as he falls in love with her. They have an awful todo when they discover the real identity of each other but get married anyway and apparently Joan becomes a Grand Duchess. While the whole thing is rather amusing, it is time Coleman were allowed to do the character parts for which be is so capably fitted rather than these musical comedy bits.

Sylvia Sydney Not Listless

Sylvia Sydney comes out of her listless emotions long enough to give a fine performance in "Mary Burns, Fugitive". The title sounds ridiculously like a dime novel and the story follows that pattern but it is well worth seeing anyway if you like gangsters and strong-minded hero-explorers. Sylvia is much better looking with her hair fixed and Melvyn Douglas is excellent as the man whom she would like to marry if she could but can't because she has been in jail. They marry anyhow.

Perhaps you will be amused by the Paramount news in which Secretary Wallace the Supreme Court of stealing. "The March of Time" is back again, fortunately.

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