Cinema: Current & Choice, Sep. 2, 1946

The Big Sleep. Humphrey Bogart & wife (Lauren Bacall) play hide-&-seek with sudden death (TIME, Aug. 26).

A Scandal in Paris. Suave skullduggery in fancy dress, with George Sanders, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart (TIME, Aug. 26).

Caesar and Cleopatra. Shaw's wit, elegantly tossed around by Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains, amid several million dollars' worth of Egypt (TIME, Aug. 19).

Notorious. Alfred Hitchcock, Ingrid Bergman and Gary Grant stalk Nazis in Rio (TIME, Aug. 19).

Easy to Wed. Van Johnson, egged on by Lucille Ball, Esther Williams and Keenan Wynn, sings, dances and takes pratfalls (TIME, July 15).

Smoky. Expert Technicolor treatment of the Will James...

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