Cinema, Also Showing Apr. 12, 1948

Man of Evil (Rank; United _ Artists) is a moldy old (made in Britain in 1943) sop for the insatiable U.S. fans of James Mason, who did not make a picture last year because of contract trouble. This one will not satisfy the fans for long.

In a minor role, Mason does little more than sip champagne, dilate his nostrils and murmur, with a leer: "Not quite cool enough but beautifully alive!" At that, he easily takes the romantic play away from the deadpan leading man, Stewart Granger. Phyllis Calvert, as a cabinet member's illegitimate child who eventually achieves her rightful station,...

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