Cinema: Good & French

In the two years since the war—as in the ten before it—France has been producing some fine films. Last week two new ones were showing in the U.S.

Volpone (Siritzky International), rare Ben Jonson's rarest spectacle, has been somewhat simplified for the screen by Adapters Stefan Zweig and Jules Romains. In reviving Jonson in any form they have had to combat what T. S. Eliot calls a "most perfect conspiracy of approval." In the general willingness to grant Jonson all manner of dull virtues, it has been generally overlooked that (in Volpone especially) he...

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