Cinema, Also Showing Oct. 28, 1946

The Raider (Crown-English Films), which English audiences saw in 1945 as Western Approaches, is one of the best of Britain's wartime documentaries. Retitled at this late date for showing to U.S. audiences, the film still packs great power.

Beautifully photographed in Technicolor, The Raider is a cold, gripping, North Atlantic tale about a lifeboat full of survivors, a Nazi sub, and a British merchant ship strayed from its convoy. Director Pat Jackson's amateur actors—all real seamen with their own wartime experiences on their minds—are better than greasepainted professionals could ever hope to...

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