Cinema: B-Hive

In the midsummer doldrums, with most of the A-budget productions as drab as the overcast sky and as treacly as its sunlight, some brisk, modest B pictures are brightening the outlook considerably. Last spring's rapid-fire Dillinger (Monogram), made at a cost of $145,000, has already grossed $900,000. Last fall's vivid When Strangers Marry (Monogram) is less of a moneymaker but one of the best of the Bs. By last week, cinemaddicts were talking up two more good new ones.

Out of the Night (PRC Pictures), which suggests an infinitely diluted yet engaging version of Hamlet, is the story of an intelligent, intuitive...

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