The Daily Telegraph
The importance to the stage of this promised emergence of a discriminating public is evident. The film-play, owing to its greater economy of money and space, has been able to do two things which the theatre proper could never have done. It has created a new play-going public, and it has turned an ignorant public which did exist into a sophisticated and critical one. In these days, when every little country town and almost every village has its picturetheatre, there must be thousands of experienced playgoers who a generation back might have lived without seeing a play at all.