In the last weeks of summer, determined movie customers stood in line, the trade press reported, and through Labor Day "box offices bulged . . with the biggest load of coin many had ever taken over a weekend. . . "What they stood in line to see, according to Variety:
1) Night and Day (Warner) and Notorious (RKO Radio);
2) Anna and the King of Siam (20th Century-Fox) and Caesar and Cleopatra (United Artists);
3) Easy to Wed (M-G-M);
4) The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (Paramount);
5) Monsieur Beaucaire (Paramount), Holiday in Mexico (M-G-M), The Big Sleep (Warner), Canyon Passage (Universal) and Till the End...