Cinema: Early Spring Box Office

A lot of regular moviegoers were staying home. Variety blamed it on bad weather, so-so pictures and "income-tax blues."

After winning nine Oscars (TIME, March 24), Sam Goldwyn's The Best Years of Our Lives jumped from sixth to first place among box-office favorites. The big attractions:

1) The Best Years of Our Lives (RKO Radio)

2) Pursued (Warner) and Boomerang! (20th Century-Fox)

3) The Jolson Story (Columbia)

4) Nora Prentiss (Warner)

5) The Beginning or the End (MGM) and Sinbad the Sailor (RKO Radio)

6) Song of Scheherezade (Universal-International) and Suddenly It's Spring (Paramount).

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