The New Pictures, Jan. 10, 1949

The Boy With Green Hair (RKO Radio) is a "message" movie, dolled up. RKO's new boss Howard Hughes, who would rather gamble on low necklines than on lofty messages, inherited the picture from the Dore Schary regime, spent thousands fiddling with it, and ended up by reluctantly releasing the original.

Green Hair falls short not because it hasan idea but because it has one too many (it tries to preach against both war and intolerance), and because it labors so clumsily to 'cram its ideas into the mold of "entertainment." As a result, the...

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