The New Pictures, Jul. 1, 1946

The Searching Wind (Hal Wallis—Paramount) is an angry film sermon against appeasement. Skillfully adapted from her own angry Broadway play by Lillian Hellman, the picture is an intelligent and frequently moving job. By Hollywood standards, it is highly courageous : it not only grapples with knotty political issues but it dares to address itself to grownups who can read without working their lips.

The basic plot is that old movie standby, the love triangle. In this case, the romancing does double duty as political allegory. In piling up her case against a wishy-washy U.S....

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