Cinema: Golden Eggs

RKO has stopped whistling in the dark room. The once-bust studio has two grade-B pictures, made on what Hollywood calls a shoestring, which are outgrossing nearly every A-picture in a boom year.

Hitler's Children and Behind the Rising Sun are war babies. They are, in fact, the second generation from such World War I monstrosities as The Kaiser—the beast of Berlin. And their infantile crudeness is the essence of their appeal. Hitler's Children (TIME, Jan. 18) features de luxe penny-arcade thrills like the threatened sterilization of Bonita Granville as a creature "unfit to be...

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