Cinema: Tops for 1947

U.S. moviemakers had their troubles last year. First, Britain's 75% tax on all U.S. movies promised to cut Hollywood's income by about 25%. Then came the bad publicity from two congressional investigations (of Howard Hughes and of Hollywood Reds). Finally the national box office took a couple of slumps.

By year's end many a cinemogul, starved for box-office cake, waited wistfully for the critical crumbs in year-end reviews. The critics were kind.

The Pictures. Two Hollywood pictures that made most lists of the year's best ten—Director Edward Dmytryk's Crossfire (RKO Radio) and Elia...

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