Education: British United States

How can distant countries ever get the right idea about each other? One way would be through the cinema. In Britain last week such a film was released—perhaps the best single contribution to Anglo-American understanding in recent years.

Short (43 minutes) and inexpensive (about $30,000), the film is simply titled United States. It was written, directed, and produced by greying, 35-year-old Lieut. Colonel Eric Ambler, author of distinguished and popular thrillers (Journey Into Fear, A Coffin for Dimitrios). To gather his material, Ambler spent about five weeks in the U.S. viewing close to...

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