is name and as typical in appearance. He has not a little ability as a straight actor as long as his scenes and lines are natural to his nationality, but when he begins to make love to the American girl in English of Johnsonian precision, the rather agreeable effect was lost. The Samurai is rich in dignified and picturesque tradition and should make a splendid subject for a dramatic sketch, but the introduction of the American girl and the utterly false and trashy love story makes the present vehicle of the trio cheap and false
Tamamoto, however, is the backbone of the act. He should build a picture purely Japanese out of his present material. He might then do something to attract attention. The present offering is due to fade into swift forgetfulness.
Variety 7:4 (07/27/1907)