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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 1, No. 1. March 9, 1938

Lines that Tell

Lines that Tell.

It had lines which were more revolutionary than any I have heard in a Hollywood picture before.

For the first time picketing was seen in its true light—Remember.

Deena pulls back her hat and says: "See that bump—one of your dirty cops did that today while we were picketing the store and three more girls were hurt bad."

Dave, speaking of the kids, says, "Enemies of society the papers say. What have they got to be so friendly about?"

And "Baby Face" to his girl—"Why didn't you get a Job?" Fransi—"They don't grow on trees."

Still I suppose one has to band the show to the six kids—brought over from the original stage show.

These six boys hold the picture to their own little destinies giving it colour and vitality all too seldom seen in latter purified days. Their speech has been cleaned up. of course, in the transition from stage to screen, their mouths have been washed out with the soap of Legion of Decency, but even under these handicaps the boys manage to make "Dead End" a vivid piece of dramatic literature.

Altogether a memorable show.