Double claim to fame - the Arliss' fans, of whom I happen to be one, and the public that want to read about the movies. He liked the place, the people, the work; he tells of his introduction to talking pictures, his conviction that he would return to the legitimate stage, and the outcome -- ten years on the screen. His various pictures and how they came to be made (five of them in England). Emphasis on the routine of picture making, his subsequent holidays, his lack of adventures, and the people he knew, -- the Warner brothers, William Archer, Winthrop Ames, Darryl Zanuck, and the fellow actors and actresses. An engaging book, with tongue-in-cheek naivete, and with some deliberate understatement in regard to his own contribution to pictures.