Cinema: Prestige Picture

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The cinema has a special category for what it calls "prestige pictures." Made with an eye to pleasing serious critics, these productions are intended primarily to stimulate the self-respect rather than fill the purses of their makers. Prestige pictures are such films as The Green Pastures, Winter set, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Camille and the like. Many prestige pictures lost money. Many are bores.

Last week Warner Brothers released a movie which is probably the outstanding prestige picture of the season. It is also one of the best...

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