Cinema, Also Showing Jan. 20, 1941

Flight from Destiny (Warner) ponders laboriously over a problem that should have no more than a metaphysical interest for the millions of cinemaddicts for whom it was designed. Query: if you have only six months to live, would you be justified in committing a murder which you believe to be in the best interests of society?

After 13 minutes of aimless chitchat by the actors, this unpleasant poser is finally planted on the drooping shoulders of Thomas Mitchell, a golden-hearted old college professor whose days are numbered by heart disease. Along come a...

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