Cinema: Current & Choice, May 2, 1949

The Set-Up. Robert Ryan in a hard-slugging account of the fall of an overaged pug (TIME, April 18).

Champion. The life-&-death story of a prizefighting heel who becomes a public hero; brilliantly played by Kirk Douglas (TIME, April 11).

The Fallen Idol. A British-made suspense film directed by Carol Reed, with Ralph Richardson (TIME, April 4).

Little Women. A lushly colorful remake of Louisa May Alcott's sentimental classic (TIME, March 14).

Down to the Sea in Ships. Richard Widmark and Lionel Barrymore in a reefed-in version of the old whaling yarn (TIME, March 7).

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