The New Pictures, Nov. 13, 1944

The Master Race (RKO-Radio), one of the war's well-timed pictures, dramatizes some of the problems which face the Allies—and the natives—in a shattered town in Belgium, newly liberated from the Nazis. An American officer (Stanley Ridges) is in charge of reconstruction an English officer (Gavin Muir) holds services in the broken church; a Russian military doctor (Carl Esmond) uses his political sophistication to scent out local disaffection at its sources.

Chief source is a Nazi ex-officer (George Coulouris) who, pretending to the occupying troops that he is an antiFascist, shelters with an...

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