Cinema: Choice for 1947

Odd Man Out (British). Carol Reed's film bogged down in allegory, but its first half was excellent and its portrait of a night city was superb (TIME, March 3).

Boomerang! (American). A first-rate piece of journalistic, "locale" (Stamford, Conn.) moviemaking (TIME, March 10).

Ivan the Terrible (Russian). Sergei Eisenstein's strained but fascinating attempt to create a visual equivalent of grand opera (TIME, April 14).

Monsieur Verdoux (American). Charles Chaplin's subtle, furious, complex, highly polished satire, with a brilliant performance by Chaplin himself (TIME, May 5).

Great Expectations (British). David Lean's fine, bounteous transcription...

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