Cinema: The Oscars

Indefatigable Hollywood last week put on its 20th annual Academy Award ceremony. As usual, there was the most brilliant possible fanfare, and very little happened that was surprising.

Keynoter Jean Hersholt rose to announce that "We are sentimental people. . . ." But the 6,000-odd movie colonists assembled in Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium gave only one sign of out-&-out sentiment during the whole evening. That was a cheery huzzah for cheery Edmund Gwenn, who won an Oscar as the best supporting actor for his very human, slightly balmy Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th...

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