"Arsene Lupin" when it appeared two years ago was one of the first movies in which two male stars appeared together. John and Lionel Barrymore in one of their best performances are pitted against each other as the gentleman jewel robber, Arsene Lupin, and the chief of the Paris detective forces. Lupin's crowning coup is the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre. Lionel, frustrated time and again, snorts, stamps, and raves superbly.
"Arrowsmith," played by Ronald Colman and Helen Hayes is a typical movie version of a famous novel. The first half dealing with the young doctor's early married life in a small western town is refreshing, but once he gets into the clutches of the malarial jungles of a Carribean island the story becomes drizzly and melodramatic, and concerns itself mostly with rain and the ravages of the bubonic plague.